We report the case of a patient who presented to the emergency with the common symptoms of chest pain and dyspnoea and who was subsequently found to have the rare diagnosis of a phaeochromocytoma. We highlight the need to maintain a high index of suspicion of the various differential diagnoses in any case presentation and the importance of trusting clinical intuition. We comment on the benefit of the use of emergency ultrasound.
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