Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy : a report of 3 cases
CITATION: Van Rensburg, L. C. J. & Warren, B. L. 1989. Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy : a report of 3 cases. South African Medical Journal, 75:389-390.
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The coincidence of phaeochromocytoma and pregnancy is rare and potentially lethal. Three cases are reported; in 2 the fetus had died before the patient presented. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment there should be no maternal mortality, and the fetal mortality rate should be reduced to less than 20%.