Carcinoid heart disease: a case report and literature review.

  title={Carcinoid heart disease: a case report and literature review.},
  author={Monica Botero and Ralph F. Fuchs and David A. Paulus and D. Scott Lind},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  volume={14 1},
We report a patient who presented for elective exploratory laparotomy, and resection of a pelvic mass, which was thought to be ovarian carcinoma. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated right-sided valvular heart lesions, which suggested the diagnosis of carcinoid syndrome before a pathologic confirmation was obtained. This article discusses the classical presentation and anesthetic management of patients with carcinoid syndrome and emphasizes the importance of proper… CONTINUE READING