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Left atrial phaeochromocytoma
  1. N Moorjani1,
  2. J Kuo1,
  3. D Wilkins2
  1. 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
  2. 2Department of General Surgery, Derriford Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
    Mr Narain Moorjani
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK;


Phaeochromocytomas of the heart are very rare. This report describes the case of a 69 year old woman presenting with persistent hypertension and a left atrial phaeochromocytoma diagnosed by 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine scintigraphy scanning. She was successfully treated by surgical excision with the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass and perioperative α and β adrenergic blockade.

  • mediastinal tumour
  • phaeochromocytoma

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