Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy
Khushboo Bagdi Kasat,Vaishali Khadke, Richa Gandhi,Hedgewar Rugnalaya
Pheochromocytoma in pregnancy is a life threatening condition and is very rare. Timely diagnosis, appropriate treatment and team management is necessary for decreasing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. A 24year old G2P1L1 with previous full term normal delivery with prior history of right adrenalectomy for right sided pheochromocytoma presented with symptoms of episodic headache, dizziness and sweating. She was diagnosed with left sided pheochromocytoma of 5cm x 2.7cm size during anomaly scan which later was confirmed by laboratory analysis. She was started on alpha-blocker and was carried till full term pregnancy with close monitoring and regular follow up. A healthy neonate was delivered by vaginal delivery with ventouse after induction of labour under epidural analgesia. Patient was stable during labour and post-partum period was uneventful. She was discharged on day 4 of the delivery with continuation of alpha-blocker.