Pheochromocytomas were mentioned a few times in the NBC TV series ER (aired in 1994–2009) and usually generated interest from the doctors due to the rarity of the diagnosis.
In the second season premiere of the TV series House in the episode “Acceptance” (aired on 13 September 2005), House’s patient, a death row inmate Clarence (played by LL Cool J), was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma — he killed his fourth victim unintentionally, during an episode of anger caused by adrenaline spike from the tumor.
In the third season of the TV series Private Practice in the episode “The Way We Were” (aired on 8 October 2009), 11-year-old patient (Tammy Larsen, played by Emily Rae) suffers from ectopic pheochromocytoma on her ovary, which caused her episodes of anger, and during one of them she stabbed her father with a knife.
An episode of Mystery Diagnosis dealt with a woman that had a pheochromocytoma.
In season 10 of TV series MASH 4077 in the episode “Sons and Bowlers” Hawkeye receives news that his father is undergoing surgery after having been diagnosed with pheochromocytoma.