and a abdominal CT scan. Treatment begins with a removal of the tumor with Adrenergic Antagonists being used as medication following surgery. Monitoring the patient’s vitals is extremely important during this time as a
patient could become hypotensive or have hypertension continuing afterwards. Nursing Management Informing patients that this can be heredity is important for them to know. Explaining the precautions to take while at home is important. Encourage the patient to keep a schedule and a medical journal for any symptoms that may arise afterwards. Providing a patient with pamphlets of information about their treatment before surgery and afterwards for medication is a great idea as well. Most patients have a great outlook after surgery, however, Pheochromocytoma can reoccur. Prognosis Most people who have noncancerous tumors that are removed with surgery are still alive after 5 years. The tumors come back in some people. Levels of the hormones norepinephrine and epinephrine return to normal after surgery. References Gersten, T. (2018, July). Pheochromocytoma: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Retrieved March 23, 2020, from
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