Pheochromocytoma and Sudden Death as a Result of Cerebral Infarction in Turner's Syndrome: Report of a Case

    Volume 33, Issue 6 (November 1988)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Knisely, AS
    staff pathologist, Department of Pathology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Sweeney, K
    Deputy chief medical examiner, Office of the State Medical Examiner, Providence, RI

    Ambler, MW
    Associate professor of pathology, Brown University, Providence, RI

    (Received 9 January 1988; accepted 25 January 1988)

    Abstract

    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.


    Paper ID: JFS12597J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12597J

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