(Received 9 January 1988; accepted 25 January 1988)
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Various etiologies for hypertension in Turner's syndrome, a common feature of the disorder, are well recognized. Pheochromocytoma is not among them. A young woman with Turner's syndrome, recently diagnosed with hypertension, died suddenly and unexpectedly. A hemorrhagic cerebral infarct and an adrenal gland pheochromocytoma were found at necropsy. This is the first reported case of pheochromocytoma associated with Turner's syndrome.
staff pathologist, Department of Pathology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Deputy chief medical examiner, Office of the State Medical Examiner, Providence, RI
Associate professor of pathology, Brown University, Providence, RI
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