Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
On-line version ISSN 1678-4227
PIOVESAN, ELCIO JULIATO et al. Headache in patients with pheochromocytoma: influence of arterial hypertension. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1998, vol.56, n.2, pp.255-257. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1998000200015.
Headache is an important diagnostic element in pheochromocytoma and it may characterize a body reaction to pathological hormonal oscillations. We observed the pheochromocytoma instability in 20 patients during arterial hypertension and tried to correlate with headache. We found that isolate hypertension is not the only factor in headache pathogenesis. It is possible that changes in catecholamines, adrenomedullin and other neuropeptides may cause some of these symptoms.
Keywords : headache; pheochromocytoma; arterial hypertension; catecholamines; adrenomedullin.