Am J Perinatol 1998; 15(4): 259-262
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-993938

© 1998 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Diagnosis and Management of Pheochromocytoma in Pregnancy: A Case Report

Jennifer Bailit1 , Mark Neerhof2
  • 1Northwestern University Medical School, Prentice Women's Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Northwestern University Medical School, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois
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Publication Date:
04 March 2008 (online)


Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor which causes increased levels of circulating catecholamines. During pregnancy, this condition is life threatening to both mother and fetus. A case report of pheochromocytoma diagnosed in the third trimester is presented along with a review of the diagnosis and treatment of pheochromocytoma in pregnancy.