chromaffinoma

chromaffinoma

 [kro-maf″ĭ-no´mah]
1. any tumor containing chromaffin cells.

chro·maf·fin·o·ma

(krō'maf-in-ō'mă),
A neoplasm composed of chromaffin cells occurring in the medullae of adrenal glands, the organs of Zuckerkandl, or the paraganglia of the thoracolumbar sympathetic chain; may secrete catecholamines.
See also: pheochromocytoma.
Synonym(s): chromaffin tumor

chromaffinoma

An older term for:
(1) Phaeochromocytoma; 
(2) A nonspecific term for a tumour with staining affinity for chromium and silver salts (which are now known as neuroendocrine tumours).

chro·maf·fin·o·ma

(krō-maf'in-ō'mă)
A neoplasm composed of chromaffin cells occurring in the medulla of the suprarenal gland, the organs of Zuckerkandl, or the paraganglia of the thoracolumbar sympathetic chain; some chromaffinomas secrete catecholamines.
See also: pheochromocytoma
Synonym(s): chromaffin tumor.