On Monday June 14th at 15:00 – 16:00 CET an Endo-ERN webinar about “Clinical and genetic aspects of pheochromocytoma” will be given by Peter Igaz from Semmelweis University, Hungary.
Pheochromocytomas are rare, chromaffin cell-derived neuroendocrine tumors that show the highest heritability among all human tumors. Most pheochromocytomas (80 %) arise in the adrenal, but a significant proportion is located at extraadrenal sites (paraganglioma). Approximately 40 % of pheochromocytomas are associated with germ-line mutations in various susceptibility genes. Due to the hypersecretion of catecholamines, pheochromocytomas can result in severe cardiovascular complications and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Histological analysis of pheochromocytoma cannot establish its malignant behaviour and malignancy can only be diagnosed based on clinical criteria i.e. the presence of metastases. This Webinar focuses on the clinical management and genetic background of pheochromocytoma via the demonstration of different cases.