Phaeochromocytoma

Phaeochromocytoma

More than 30 clinical trials are currently accepting participants diagnosed with Phaeochromocytoma.

Phaeochromocytomas are uncommon tumours that originate in the medulla, the inner part of the adrenal gland. They are categorised as a type of neuroendocrine tumour and can occur at any age, though they are more frequently diagnosed in individuals between 30 and 60 years of age. The adrenal glands, located above each kidney, consist of two parts: the cortex and the medulla. The medulla of the adrenal gland is responsible for producing adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine), which are hormones that regulate the body's response to stress. When a phaeochromocytoma develops in the medulla, it can lead to an overproduction of these hormones. This excess can cause a range of symptoms, such as excessive sweating, headaches, and particularly high blood pressure.

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