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ea0014p441 | (1) | ECE2007

An 8-year-old boy with seizures and hypokalemia due to a paraganglioma

Petrou Vassilios , George Kolofotis , Georgouli Eleni , Papathanasiou Asteroula , Athanasia Tertipi , Stefanidis Constantinos , Hadjiathanasiou Charalambos

Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas, tumors originating from the chromaffin cells, are rare in children.We report an 8-year-old boy who was admitted to the intensive care unit with seizures for which the child had to be intubated, severe hypokalemia (1.8 mEq/l), hyponatremia (127 mEq/l) and fever. Parents reported that several months before admission the boy had nocturnal sweating. Brain MRI revealed areas of increased sign intensity in the parietal lob...