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Pheochromocytoma: Quiz

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Question 1: A pheochromocytoma can be fatal if it causes malignant hypertension, or severely ________.
Aortic dissectionEssential hypertensionAtherosclerosisHypertension

Question 2: Both syndromes are characterized by pheochromocytoma as well as ________ (thyroid medullary carcinoma).
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2Follicular thyroid cancerNeuroblastomaThyroid neoplasm

Question 3: A pheochromocytoma can also cause resistant ________.
HypertensionAtherosclerosisEssential hypertensionAortic dissection

Question 4: Pheochromocytoma linked to MEN II can be caused by ________ mutations.
RET proto-oncogeneCD117Epidermal growth factor receptorSrc (gene)

Question 5: The other component neoplasms of that syndrome include parathyroid adenomas, and ________.
Follicular thyroid cancerMedullary thyroid cancerAdrenocortical carcinomaNeuroblastoma

Question 6: Common mutations in the ________ may also account for medullary sponge kidney as well.
Epidermal growth factor receptorCD117RET proto-oncogeneSrc (gene)

Question 7: Another test is for the clinician to press gently on the ________.
ThyroidEndocrine systemAdrenal glandTesticle

Question 8: These tumors can form a pattern with other endocrine gland cancers which is labeled ________ (MEN).
Multiple endocrine neoplasiaMultiple endocrine neoplasia type 2bMultiple endocrine neoplasia type 2Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1

Question 9: About 14% of affected individuals do not have arterial ________ (Campbell's Urology)
Aortic dissectionHypertensionEssential hypertensionAtherosclerosis

Question 10: Localized ________ deposits found microscopically
AmyloidAmyloidosisCardiac amyloidosisAlzheimer's disease







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