Pheochromocytomas: An Extremely Dangerous Tumor


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In which type of cells do pheochromocytomas originate?

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1. Why should patients with PCC be treated with sodium prior to surgery?

2. Which of the following is NOT a symptom of pheochromocytoma?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pheochromocytomas are tumors that form in the adrenal gland. After viewing the lesson on the characteristics of pheochromocytomas, use this quiz/worksheet combination to assess your learning. Some of information you will need to know to pass the quiz include the symptoms and treatments of pheochromocytomas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Symptoms of pheochromocytomas
  • The origins of pheochromocytomas
  • Pre-surgery treatments for pheochromocytomas

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced in these assessments include:

  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about symptoms of pheochromocytomas
  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson on pheochromocytomas
  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding pre-surgery treatments for pheochromocytomas

Additional Learning

To learn more about pheochromocytoma tumors, review the accompanying lesson, Pheochromocytomas: An Extremely Dangerous Tumor. Objectives covered include:

  • Know what pheochromocytomas are
  • Understand the role of norepinephrine and how it is made
  • Know the symptoms of pheochromocytoma
  • Review the treatments of pheochromocytoma