Bilateral pheochromocytomas in a child who had hemihypertrophy and alteration in the VHL gene

Zarlasht Amini, Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Aida Lteif

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The association of hypertrophy with neoplasm is well-known. Pheochromocytoma is a rare neoplasm in children. Isolated hemihypertrophy and hemihypertrophy linked to other genetic disorders have rarely been associated with the development of pheochromocytoma, with only two cases reported to date. We report a novel case of a 4-year-old male with bilateral adrenal pheochromocytomas and lower extremity hemihypertrophy in the setting of von Hippel-Lindau syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013



  • Hemihypertrophy
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Von Hippel-Lindau

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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