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ea0035p580 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2014

Plasma free metanephrine, normetanephrine and 3-methoxytyramine for the differential diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma

Gupta Poonam , Khurana Madan Lal , Sharma S C , Bal C S , Ammini A C

Background: Pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and paraganglioma (PGL) of abdominal origin secrete catecholamines which are metabolized to metanephrines. Head-and-neck paraganglioma (HNPGL) are considered as non secretary tumors.Objectives: To find the utility of plasma free metanephrine (MN), normetanephrine (NMN) and 3-methxytyramine (3-MT) for the differential diagnosis PHEO/PGL after excluding MEN2 and VHL patients.Methods: A total of 79 ...