Human Tumours Secreting Catecholamines

Human Tumours Secreting Catecholamines

Clinical and Physiopathological Study of the Pheochromocytomas

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Authors: Henri Hermann, René Mornex
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282619

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Human Tumors Secreting Catecholamines: Clinical and Physiopathological Study of the Pheochromocytomas focuses on the characteristics, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of pheochromocytomas. The manuscript first offers information on cardiovascular manifestations, metabolic and endocrine manifestations, and unusual clinical manifestations and complications. Discussions focus on permanent arterial hypertension, disturbances of glycoregulation, cardiovascular complications, and major circulatory accidents. The book then examines anatomical forms, including intrathoracic, para-aortic, urinary bladder, multiple, and malignant pheochromocytomas. The publication ponders on inherited forms and pheochromocytomas in children and pregnant women and the diagnosis and treatment of pheochromocytoma. The text also takes a look at pathological anatomy, biological investigations, and physiopathology. Topics include cardiovascular symptoms, dynamics of tumor secretion, histochemical problems, and hormone content of tumors. The manuscript is a dependable reference for readers interested in the study of pheochromocytomas.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Historical and General

    Clinical Features

    Chapter I. Cardiovascular Manifestations

    Paroxysmal Hypertensive Crises

    Permanent Arterial Hypertension

    Chapter II. Metabolic and Endocrine Manifestations

    Thyroid Manifestations

    Disturbances of Glycoregulation

    Various Endocrine and Metabolic Manifestations

    Chapter III. Unusual Clinical Manifestations and Complications

    Unusual Semeiological Features

    Asymptomatic Forms

    Cardiovascular Complications

    Major Circulatory Accidents

    Chapter IV. Anatomical Forms

    Non-Expansive Intra-Suprarenal Pheochromocytoma

    Extra-Suprarenal Pheochromocytomas

    Para-Aortic Pheochromocytomas

    Intrathoracic Pheochromocytomas

    Urinary Bladder Pheochromocytomas

    Multiple Pheochromocytomas

    Malignant Pheochromocytomas

    Chapter V. Inherited Forms and Pheochromocytomas in Children and Pregnant Women

    Familial Pheochromocytoma

    Pheochromocytoma and Neurofibromatosis

    Pheochromocytoma in Children

    Pheochromocytoma and Pregnancy

    Benign Pheochromocytoma Associated with Cancer

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    Chapter I. Diagnosis

    Clinical Stage

    Pharmacodynamic Stage

    Estimation of the Secretory Products of the Tumor and Their Metabolites

    Routine Methods of Estimation for the Diagnosis of Pheochromocytoma

    Radiological Stage

    Diagnosis: Summing-Up and Conclusions

    Chapter II. Treatment

    Medical Treatment

    Surgical Treatment

    Treatment of Malignant Pheochromocytomas

    Anatomical and Biological Investigations

    Chapter I. Pathological Anatomy

    General Considerations

    Staining Reactions

    Cytological Examination

    Malignant Pheochromocytoma

    Histological Renal Lesions

    Chapter II. Biological Investigations

    Methods of Preparation

    Extraction of the Hormones

    Hormone Content of Tumors

    Dynamics of Tumor Secretion

    The Biological Basis for Clinical Signs

    Histochemical Problems


    General Secretory Behavior of the Tumor

    Cardiovascular Symptoms

    (1) Permanent Hypertension

    (2) Forms without Arterial Hypertension

    (3) Paroxysmal Accesses of Hypertension

    (4) Cardiac Manifestations

    (5) Arterial Lesions

    (6) Polyglobulia

    Endocrine and Metabolic Manifestations

    (1) Hyperglycemia

    (2) Intensified Exchange and Basal Metabolism

    (3) Thyroid Manifestations

    Miscellaneous Manifestations

    (1) The Sweating Crisis

    (2) Urinary Manifestations

    (3) Nervous Manifestations

    Index of Cases


    Subject Index

    Other Volumes in this Series

Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282619

About the Authors

Henri Hermann

René Mornex

About the Editors

P. Alexander

Z. M. Bacq

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