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In 1886, Fränkel found bilateral tumours of the adrenal gland at the autopsy of an 18-year-old girl who had died suddenly after collapse. This was the first description of a patient with phaeochromocytoma.
This case describes a 54-year-old patient who presented with recurrent episodes of chest discomfort, palpitations and fatigue. Postural hypotension with reflex tachycardia …
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