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Hypertensive emergency and the “benign” culprit
  • Yen-Ruh Wuu,
  • Samer Alhindi,
  • Mohammad Ibrahim
Yen-Ruh Wuu
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Samer Alhindi
Bayhealth Medical Center
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Mohammad Ibrahim
Bayhealth Medical Center
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Abstract

Pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine-secreting tumor derived from chromaffin cells of the adrenal gland that can cause clinical complications if left undiagnosed. This case study describes a 38-year-old with a history of uncontrolled hypertension presenting with acute coronary syndrome secondary to an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma due to its benign appearance on imaging.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

14 May 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
16 May 2020Assigned to Editor
16 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
15 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending