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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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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


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.