Why are plasma free metanephrines monitored following surgical resection of pheochromocytomas?

Updated: Aug 10, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Blake, MBBCh, MRCPI, FRCR; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Test plasma free metanephrines 2 weeks postoperatively. If results are within the reference range, resection is deemed complete; in such cases, patient survival approaches age-matched controls. In addition, ensure resolution of the hypertension and any associated complications.


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