Neurofibromatosis Type 1 With a Pheochromocytoma: A Rare Presentation of Von Recklinghausen Disease

Wahib Zafar, Benjamin Chaucer, Fidencio Davalos, Siddiqui Beenish, Marie Chevenon, Jay Nfonoyim


The combination of Von Recklinghausen disease with a pheochromocytoma has a genetic linkage but is an exceedingly rare occurrence. Von Recklinghausen disease or neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a neurocutaneous disorder characterized by cafe-au-lait macules and multiple, soft tissue neurofibromas. While a pheochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumor characterized by intermittent hypertension. NF1 predisposes patients to pheochromocytomas; however, this occurrence is extremely rare. We describe the case of a young male with neurofibromatosis and a pheochromocytoma.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2015;5(5):309-311


Pheochromocytoma; Neurofibromatosis; Von Recklinghausen disease

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