What are the ES/AACC/ESE recommendations for genetic testing in patients with pheochromocytomas?

Updated: Aug 10, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Blake, MBBCh, MRCPI, FRCR; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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For genetic testing, ES/AACC/ESE recommendations are as follows [64] :

  • Patients with PPGLs should be engaged in shared decision-making for genetic testing
  • Patients with paraganglioma should undergo testing of succinate dehydrogenase mutations
  • Patients with metastatic disease should undergo testing for SDHB mutations
  • Genetic testing should include pretest and posttest genetic counseling

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