Title: Carcinoid heart disease secondary to ovarian tumour: a logical sequence of management?
Journal Title: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Volume: Volume 19
Issue: Issue 4
Publication Date: January 2013
Start Page: 224
End Page: 226
Published online: 12 Aug 2014
Author: R Sahajanandan FRCA Fellowa*, S Lakshmanan FRCA Consultanta, S Hester FRCA Consultanta, M Norell MRCP Cardiologista, P Strouhal PMRCP Radiologista, D Murphy DMRCOG Gynaecologista, H Buch HMRCP Endocrinologista & JS Billing FRCS Cardiac Surgeona
a Heart and Lung Centre, New Cross Hospital, Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals, Wolverhampton
Abstract: There are only few reported cases of Carcinoid heart disease caused by ovarian tumours. The main cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients is right heart failure. Most cases of Carcinoid heart disease have liver metastases and undergo cardiac surgery, followed by liver resection. Ovarian Carcinoids cause heart lesions without liver metastasis. Hence, we managed the primary tumour first under octreotide cover, followed by cardiac surgery with a favourable result.
Accepted: 29 May 2013
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