저자들은 베체트병에 동반된 갈색세포종 1예를 경험하였고 국내에 베체트병과 갈색세포종이 동반된 예는 보고된 적이 없다. 특히 베체트병에서 동반되는 심-뇌혈관계 증상 활성화와 갈색세포종의 임상 증상이 유사하므로 이를 간과하여 치명적인 결과를 초래할 수 있다는 점에서 임상적 중요성이 있다고 생각한다.
A 30 year-old woman with a history of Behcet`s disease was admitted to our clinic because of a paroxysmal attack of palpitations, headache, and ocular pain. Initially, we did not suspect a pheochromocytoma. We evaluated Behcet`s disease activity because the cardiovascular and neurological symptoms mimicked those of Behcet`s disease. Pheochromocytoma is often overlooked and can be fatal if not recognized and treated appropriately. In the present case, abdominal computerized tomography incidentally revealed a mass confirmed to be a pheochromocytoma in the left adrenal gland, and the tumor was successfully removed. This is the first Korean report of a pheochromocytoma in a patient with Behcet`s disease. We suggest that pheochromocytoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of Behcet`s disease if a patient presents with cardiovascular or neurological symptoms. (Korean J Med 2013;85:334-337)