Nifedipine and surgical removal of phaeochromocytoma

Authors

  • P. Chari MD,

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    1. Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India.
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  • R. N. Katariya FRCS,

    1. Professor of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India.
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  • R. K. Venkataraman MB, BS,

    1. Residents, Department of Anaesthesia, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India.
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  • A. Trikha MD, DA

    1. Residents, Department of Anaesthesia, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India.
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Summary

The management of five patients with phaeochromocytoma undergoing surgical removal is described. Pre-operative preparation with phenoxybenzamine and nifedipine for 7 days before surgery prevented excessive fluctuations in cardiovascular parameters in the peri-operative period and resulted in an uneventful recovery.

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