Episodic Hypertension With an Adrenal Mass: A Red Herring

Carter J. Neugarten, Nikolai A. Sopko, Debasish Sundi, Jen Jane Liu, Trinity J. Bivalacqua

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A 66-year-old man with symptomatic hypertensive episodes was found to have a 9-mm adrenal mass and elevated metanephrine levels. He was scheduled for an adrenalectomy for suspected pheochromocytoma. Subsequent workup revealed a large bladder mass which was found to be a paraganglioma. There is no consensus on what should be considered the standard management of primary bladder paraganglioma, including surgical technique, assessment of malignancy, and appropriate follow-up, owing to the rarity of the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-190
Number of pages2
JournalUrology Case Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Adrenal mass
  • Bladder paraganglioma
  • Malignancy
  • Pheochromocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Neugarten, C. J., Sopko, N. A., Sundi, D., Liu, J. J., & Bivalacqua, T. J. (2014). Episodic Hypertension With an Adrenal Mass: A Red Herring. Urology Case Reports, 2(6), 189-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eucr.2014.08.004