Pheochromocytoma

Description

Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine-secreting tumors that usually arise within the adrenal medulla. Approximately 10% arise in extraadrenal sympathetic ganglia, and are referred to as 'paragangliomas.' Approximately 10% are malignant, and approximately 10% are hereditary (Maher and Eng, 2002; Dluhy, 2002).Bolande (1974) introduced the concept and designation of the neurocristopathies, and identified 'simple,' including pheochromocytoma and medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, and 'complex' neurocristopathies and neurocristopathic syndromes, including NF1 and MEN2.Knudson and Strong (1972) applied Knudson's 2-mutation theory to pheochromocytoma (see discussion in {180200}) and concluded that it fits.Maher and Eng (2002) reviewed the clinical entities and genes associated with pheochromocytoma.

Clinical Features

Top most frequent phenotypes and symptoms related to Pheochromocytoma

  • Neoplasm
  • Hypertension
  • Tremor
  • Fatigue
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Weight loss
  • Conductive hearing impairment
  • Carcinoma
  • Proteinuria

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Incidence and onset information

Not enough data available about incidence and published cases.
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Alternative names

Pheochromocytoma Is also known as pheochromocytoma, susceptibility to.

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Pheochromocytoma Recommended genes panels

Panel Name, Specifity and genes Tested/covered
MitoMetĀ®Plus aCGH Analysis.

By Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories (United States).

RGS9, RHO, GRK1, RLBP1, RNASEL, BCS1L, RP1, RP2, RP9, RPE65, RPGR, RPL35A, MRPL3, RPS14, RS1, SAG, SARDH, SCO2, SCP2, SDHB , (...)

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Specificity
1 %
Genes
63 %
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Hereditary Neuropathy Panel.

By Greenwood Genetic Center Diagnostic Laboratories Greenwood Genetic Center (United States).

SBF1, SLC12A6, SPG11, SURF1, TFG, VCP, YARS, PRX, BSCL2, GDAP1, TRIM2, KIF1B, LITAF, FIG4, MFN2, TRPV4, FGD4, AARS, GNB4, SBF2 , (...)

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Specificity
2 %
Genes
13 %
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome.

By Knight Diagnostic Laboratories - Molecular Diagnostic Center Oregon Health & Science University (United States).

SPTLC1, YARS, PRX, BSCL2, GDAP1, KIF1B, LITAF, FIG4, MFN2, TRPV4, FGD4, AARS, SBF2, LRSAM1, DCTN1, MED25, SH3TC2, DYNC1H1, DNM2, HSPB8 , (...)

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Specificity
3 %
Genes
13 %
Hereditary Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Panel.

By Genetic Services Laboratory University of Chicago (United States).

SDHA, SDHB, SDHC, SDHD, EGLN1, VHL, KIF1B, SDHAF2, TMEM127, EPAS1, MAX, MEN1, NF1, RET
Specificity
50 %
Genes
88 %
Ataxia Exome Panel.

By Genetic Services Laboratory University of Chicago (United States).

BCS1L, RTN2, SACS, SCN1A, SCN2A, SCN8A, SCO1, SDHA, SDHD, SLC16A2, SLC17A5, SLC19A2, SLC1A3, SLC20A2, SLC2A1, SLC6A1, SLC9A1, SLC9A6, SNAP25, SOD1 , (...)

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Specificity
1 %
Genes
25 %
Charcot Marie Tooth Panel.

By Molecular Genetics Laboratory Centro de Investigaciones Endocrinologicas "Dr. Cesar Bergada" (Argentina).

SPTLC1, TTR, PRX, GDAP1, KIF1B, LITAF, FIG4, MFN2, TRPV4, FGD4, AARS, SBF2, LRSAM1, MED25, SH3TC2, DYNC1H1, HSPB8, EGR2, GARS, GJB1 , (...)

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Specificity
3 %
Genes
13 %
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and Related Hereditary Neuropathies, PMP22 Deletion/Duplication with Reflex to Sequencing Panel.

By ARUP Laboratories, Molecular Genetics and Genomics (United States).

SBF1, SCN9A, SLC12A6, SOX10, ATL1, SPTLC1, SPTLC2, TFG, YARS, PRX, SLC5A7, ARHGEF10, WNK1, BSCL2, GDAP1, TRIM2, CCT5, KIF1B, LITAF, FIG4 , (...)

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Specificity
2 %
Genes
13 %
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and Related Hereditary Neuropathies Panel, Sequencing.

By ARUP Laboratories, Molecular Genetics and Genomics (United States).

SBF1, SCN9A, SLC12A6, SOX10, ATL1, SPTLC1, SPTLC2, TFG, YARS, PRX, SLC5A7, ARHGEF10, WNK1, BSCL2, GDAP1, TRIM2, CCT5, KIF1B, LITAF, FIG4 , (...)

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Specificity
2 %
Genes
13 %

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