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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2017, Article ID 1736326, 3 pages
Case Report

Forty-Three-Year-Old Female with Dopamine Secreting Pheochromocytoma of the Adrenal Gland

Division of Urology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, One Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO 65212, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Tyler Haden; ude.iruossim.htlaeh@tnedah

Received 10 May 2017; Revised 8 July 2017; Accepted 6 August 2017; Published 31 August 2017

Academic Editor: Bharat Rekhi

Copyright © 2017 Tyler Haden 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 on a 43-year-old, asymptomatic female who presented with incidental finding of left adrenal mass. MRI gave concerns for possible pheochromocytoma but markers for pheochromocytoma were not elevated as expected. 24-hour urine dopamine levels (6988 μg/day) were significantly elevated. The patient successfully underwent robotic assisted radical left adrenalectomy and was diagnosed with a dopamine secreting pheochromocytoma. Pathology revealed increased malignant potential associated with the tumor. The patient underwent full metastatic workup, which was negative. At two years of follow-up there was no recurrence and normalization of lab values.