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Pheochromocytoma, Adrenal Medulla, Rat

  • John D. Strandberg
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)

Abstract

Medullary tumors may be too small to alter the gross appearance of the glands, or they may cause unilateral or bilateral enlargement. The cut surface of the medulla may have a nodular outline and may be fleshy white or reddish-brown due to an extensive vascular network in the tumor. Metastases of malignant pheochromocytomas occur rarely and are usually discovered only upon microscopic examination (Coleman et al. 1977; Anderson and Capen 1978; Goodman et al. 1979; Altman and Goodman 1979).

Synonyms

Medullary tumors medullary nodules medullary adenomas medullary secretory cell tumors 

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