• Vol. 37 No. 1, 79–81
  • 15 January 2008

Phaeochromocytoma the Great Mimicker: A Case Report


Phaeochromocytomas are catecholamine producing neuroendocrine tumours that can manifest a variety of symptoms which mimic other diseases. They are also known for their “rule of 10” where 10% are extra-adrenal, of which 10% are extra-abdominal, 10% are malignant, 10% occurs in normotensive patients and 10% are hereditary.

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