Educational Case: Pheochromocytoma

Acad Pathol. 2018 Aug 23:5:2374289518780500. doi: 10.1177/2374289518780500. eCollection 2018 Jan-Dec.


The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see

Keywords: adrenal tumor; endocrine; familial pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma syndrome; multiple endocrine neoplasia; organ system pathology; paraganglioma; pathology competencies; pheochromocytoma; secondary hypertension.