Phaeochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine-producing tumour with an annual incidence rate of 2 cases per 1 million per year in the general population . The incidence of phaeochromocytoma in autopsy studies is under 0.1% and autopsy studies have also shown that up to 50% of phaeochromocytomas are unrecognized . The tumour has protean manifestations, mimicking a variety of conditions, earning the title “great mimic” and often resulting in erroneous and delayed diagnosis, which if missed or not properly treated, will almost invariably prove fatal 
Monday, March 24, 2014
A case report and mini review.