What are the NANETS recommendations for the treatment of advanced pheochromocytoma?

Updated: Jul 20, 2020
  • Author: Michael A Blake, MBBCh, MRCPI, FRCR; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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The 2010 NANETS recommendations for treatment of advanced disease include the following [37] :

  • Surgical debulking to release tumor pressure on surrounding tissues or to decrease tumor mass
  • In select patients, radiofrequency ablation or cryoablation are options
  • Chemotherapy is preferred in patients with negative MIBG scintigraphy and in those with rapidly progressing tumors
  • External-beam irradiation of bone metastases or radiofrequency and cryoablation in selected cases only

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