Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma in a Child

Fahimeh Soheilipour, Abdolreza Pazouki, Sahar Ghorbanpour, Zeinab Tamannaie


Pheochromocytoma is a catecholamine-secreting tumor of the adrenal medulla. It has wide and subtle range of clinical manifestations including sustained hypertension in about 1% of pediatric patients. Although laparoscopic adrenalectomy is the gold standard treatment method in adult patients, few reports have described this technique in children. We report a child with unilateral pheochromocytoma who presented with poor weight gain, polyuria and polydipsia. Diagnosis was based upon clinical and laboratory evaluation. She was treated successfully by laparoscopic adrenalectomy.


Adrenalectomy, Laparoscopy, Pheochromocytoma

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