Recent developments in the anaesthetic management of phaeochromocytoma are reviewed. A brief summary of its pathophysiology and clinical features is also considered. The main anaesthetic issues involved in the assessment and preparation of these patients in light of the current information are then discussed.
New developments in technology, monitoring and pharmacology over the last decade have improved our understanding of phaeochromocytoma and its management. This review summarises the pathophysiology and clinical features of phaeochromocytoma.
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