• Pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma underrecognized cause of secondary osteoporosis

    28 days ago - By Healio

    Adults with pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma are nearly five times more likely to experience a vertebral fracture, a hallmark of osteoporosis, when compared with adults with nonfunctional adrenal tumors, according to findings published in Bone.
    “Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma are often associated with vertebral fracture,” Maki Yokomoto-Umakoshi, MD, PhD, an academic fellow in the department of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at Kyushu University Hospital, Japan, told Healio. “Most vertebral fractures in pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma are asymptomatic, and thus
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