Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 242--244

Recurrent malignant pheochromocytoma with lymph nodal metastasis in a child: A rare case


Jayesh Mittal1, Ramanitharan Manikandan1, Lalgudi Narayanan Dorairajan1, Pampa Ch Toi2 
1 Department of Urology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Pathology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramanitharan Manikandan
Associate Professor, Department of Urology, JIPMER, Puducherry - 605 006
India

Malignant pheochromocytoma in children manifesting as local recurrence with multiple lymph nodal metastasis is a rare entity. We report a case of a 14-year-old child with recurrent sporadic malignant pheochromocytoma presenting 8 years after primary surgery with retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. The child underwent excision of the tumor along with retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy. Histopathology confirmed pheochromocytoma with extensive lymph node metastasis. The patient has no signs of disease recurrence till date. This report supports the long-term follow-up and aggressive surgical approach to remove all foci of tumor in recurrent pheochromocytoma.


How to cite this article:
Mittal J, Manikandan R, Dorairajan LN, Toi PC. Recurrent malignant pheochromocytoma with lymph nodal metastasis in a child: A rare case.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2017;22:242-244


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Mittal J, Manikandan R, Dorairajan LN, Toi PC. Recurrent malignant pheochromocytoma with lymph nodal metastasis in a child: A rare case. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 20 ];22:242-244
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