What Is Pheochromocytoma of Urinary Bladder?

Q:
What is pheochromocytoma of urinary bladder?

A:
A pheochromocytoma is a tumor that develops in the adrenal gland. Usually, it affects only the pheochromocytes (chromaffin cells) in the adrenal gland(s).

However, some clusters of these cells can also be found in other places of the body, including bladder.

When these cells occur within the layers of the bladder wall, it’s called pheochromocytoma of urinary bladder.

Therefore, in other words, pheochromocytoma of urinary bladder is a neoplasm (a new growth of cells) of pheochromocytoma.

In general, pheochromocytoma of urinary bladder covers less than 1% of all pheochromocytoma cases.

 

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