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Recurrence of asthma following removal of a noradrenaline-secreting phaeochromocytoma.
  1. J. N. Harvey,
  2. H. G. Dean,
  3. M. R. Lee


    A patient with asthma and a phaeochromocytoma is described. At about the time she was first noted to be hypertensive her asthma resolved spontaneously but bronchospasm returned with some severity when the tumour was removed. The phaeochromocytoma was of the noradrenaline secreting variety. Possible mechanisms through which this catecholamine might have produced the observed alleviation of asthma are considered.

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