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• Physical findings related to pheochromocytoma: Blood pressure and heart rate; presence of flushing or pallor; nausea and vomiting; palpitations; pain (headache, chest pain, abdominal pain); profuse perspiration, orthostatic hypotension, and significant changes in blood pressure; hypoglycemic reactions; fever; extreme anxiety; changes in mental capacity

• Response to alpha-adrenergic and beta-adrenergic drug therapy, fluid replacement, and pain medications

728 Pituitary Tumor

• Response to the removal of the tumor: Severe hypotension, signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, hypoglycemia, absence of symptoms

• Presence of complications: Hemorrhage, hypovolemia, shock, profound hypotension, adrenal insufficiency, infection

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