Takotsubo like cardiomyopathy with concomitant pheochromocytoma: A rare presentation

Pirbhat Shams, Intisar Ahmed, Sabeeh Siddique, Farhat Abbas, Aamir Hameed Khan

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Pheochromocytoma classically presents with headache, diaphoresis, palpitations and, raised blood pressure. Rarely, it manifests as cardiomyopathy. Herein, we present a case of a 42-year woman who presented with heart failure and on work-up was found to have pheochromocytoma leading to Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy. The biochemical profile revealed raised serum metanephrines and normetanephrines. CT abdomen showed a left adrenal mass. Within two weeks of presentation and before surgical excision of the mass, she recovered from cardiomyopathy. After medical optimisation, the patient underwent elective adrenalectomy, which on histological evaluation revealed pheochromocytoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1483-1485
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022


  • Adrenal mass
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pheochromocytoma


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