Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 19831
  Title A case of pheochromocytoma presenting as low back pain [case report]
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17996552
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 Oct;30(8):598-601
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Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes OBJECTIVE: This case report describes and discusses a patient with a pheochromocytoma who presented to a chiropractic office with low back pain.

CLINICAL FEATURES: The patient is a 51-year-old woman who was self-referred to our chiropractic service with low back pain that appeared to be musculoskeletal in nature. Four days after chiropractic consultation, she collapsed in cardiogenic shock with signs of congestive heart failure, left ventricular dysfunction, and hypotension. Computed tomographic image of the abdomen revealed a right-sided adrenal mass that was confirmed via laboratory analysis to be a pheochromocytoma.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patient underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy and made a full recovery. Her initial back symptoms resolved with tumor excision.

CONCLUSION: Pheochromocytomas are rare catecholamine-producing tumors of the adrenal glands that can mimic musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain. Chiropractic physicians should be aware of the various clinical presentations and, when pheochromocytoma is suspected, make prompt referral to medical providers for diagnostic evaluation and treatment.

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