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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2014, Article ID 646743, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Malignant Pheochromocytoma Detected during Fertility Treatment

Department of Urology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8562, Japan

Received 2 November 2013; Accepted 29 December 2013; Published 5 February 2014

Academic Editors: V. S. Dhillon, P. González-Peramato, F. Ramezanzadeh, and F. M. Solivetti

Copyright © 2014 Kazuhisa Hagiwara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of malignant pheochromocytoma in a 35-year-old Japanese woman during fertility treatment, successfully treated with surgical excision. The patient recovered without any postoperative problems, and plasma catecholamine levels normalized. At present, 18 months after the operation, there are no signs of relapse.