Bladder pheochromocytoma: Case presentation and the use of OctreoScan for localization of extra-adrenal tumor sites in a pediatric patient

José R. Fournier, Luis Baez-Trinidad, Alex Acosta, Miguel Marrero, María Correa-Rivas, Javier Rodríguez-Becerra, Francisco Nieves


An eleven year old boy presented with headaches and dizziness associated to micturition. On radiologic imaging, he was found with a bladder mass. The biochemical work up was suggestive of pheochromocytoma. An OctreoScan (111 In pentreotide) was used to rule out metastatic extension or other extra-adrenal locations of the pheochromocytoma. OctreoScan data correlated well with other radiologic studies, operative findings and with the final diagnosis, validating its use on pediatric patients.


ooBladder; oOctreoScan; oPheochromocytoma; Paraganglioma

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