CASE REPORT Carcinoid heart disease from ovarian primary presenting with acute pericarditis and biventricular failure

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A case is described of a 54 year old woman who had acute pericarditis with large exudative eVusion accompanied by severe right and left ventricular failure. The patient was finally diagnosed with carcinoid heart disease from an ovarian carcinoid teratoma. She was treated with octreotide—a somatostatin analogue— followed by radical surgical resection of the… (More)

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