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Human Tumours Secreting Catecholamines - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483227757, 9781483282619

Human Tumours Secreting Catecholamines

1st Edition

Clinical and Physiopathological Study of the Pheochromocytomas

Authors: Henri Hermann René Mornex
Editors: P. Alexander Z. M. Bacq
eBook ISBN: 9781483282619
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 224
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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


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


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About the Authors

Henri Hermann

René Mornex

About the Editors

P. Alexander

Z. M. Bacq

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