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Table 1 Findings of catecholamines and their metabolites, and adrenocortical hormone

From: Surgical strategy for an adult patient with a catecholamine-producing ganglioneuroblastoma and a cerebral aneurysm: a case report

  Value Reference ranges
Preoperative Postoperative
Plasma concentration
 Adrenaline 0.12 ng/ml 0.03 ng/ml < 0.10 ng/ml
 Noradrenaline 0.42 ng/ml 0.37 ng/ml 0.10–0.50 ng/ml
 Dopamine 0.02 ng/ml 0.02 ng/ml 0.03 ng/ml
 Cortisol 5.9 μg/dl 4.5–24 μg/dl
 Renin 4.1 ng/ml/h 0.3–5.4 ng/ml/h
 Aldosterone 11.2 ng/dl 3.0–12 ng/dl
24-h urinary excretion
 Adrenaline 93.5 μg/day 24.7 μg/day 3.4–28.9 μg/day
 Noradrenaline 269 μg/day 134 μg/day 48.8–168 μg/day
 Dopamine 1600 μg/day 780 μg/day 386–981 μg/day
 Metanephrine 0.39 mg/day 0.06 mg/day 0.04–0.18 mg/day
 Normetanephrine 0.43 mg/day 0.24 mg/day 0.08–0.33 mg/day
 Vanillylmandelic acid 6 mg/day 2.8 mg/day 1.5–4.3 mg/day