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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607196/metastatic-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumour-and-carcinoid-heart-disease-with-aortic-valve-involvement-a-rare-occurrence
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Siang Yuin Lee, Sheila Li, Karan Sian, Rosauro Mejia
Carcinoid disease of the heart commonly affects the tricuspid and pulmonary valves causing thickening and stenosis. However in very rare circumstances, the disease can also involve the mitral and aortic valves. We present an unusual case of left sided carcinoid heart disease (CHD) and triple valve replacement without the presence of proven intra-cardiac shunts or bronchial carcinoid lesions.
February 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527003/a-case-of-carcinoid-syndrome-due-to-malignant-metastatic-carcinoid-tumor-with-carcinoid-heart-disease-involving-four-cardiac-valves
#2
Brianna J Shinn, Laura J Tafe, Pantila Vanichakarn
BACKGROUND Carcinoid tumor, benign, low-grade malignant, and high-grade malignant, can be associated with the release of vasoactive substances that cause symptoms including cutaneous flushing, diarrhea, and bronchospasm. In 50-60% of patients with carcinoid syndrome, the vasoactive substances cause fibrosis of the pulmonary and tricuspid heart valves which lead to regurgitation and right-sided heart failure. The right side of the heart is usually affected because monoamine oxidases in the lungs usually inactivate the vasoactive substances...
March 12, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509220/valvular-unvolvement-in-carcinoid-disease-a-case-report
#3
Saoussen Antit, Lilia Zakhama, Sarra Chenik, Mohamed Saadi, Ahmed Houmed, Samar Mohamed, Elhem Boussabeh, Moez Thameur, Soraya Ben Youssef
Carcinoid tumors are rare, mainly located in the gastrointestinal tract particularly in the small intestine. Cardiac involvement, fairly frequent and usually affecting right sided heart valves, had a poor prognosis that is improved by an earlier detection and valve surgery. We report the case of a 50-years old woman with neuroendocrine tumor and liver metastases, in whom carcinoid involvement of the right heart was diagnosed following exertional dyspnea. She had dilated right cavities, severe tricuspid regurgitation, mild tricuspid stenosis and a moderate pulmonary stenosis...
May 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485963/carcinoid-heart-disease-early-outcomes-after-surgical-valve-replacement-in-nine-patients
#4
Syed Saleem Mujtaba, Stephen Clark
AIM: To describe the early outcomes of carcinoid patients undergoing surgical heart valve replacement. METHODS: In a retrospective study, records of patients with symptomatic carcinoid heart disease referred for valve surgery between 2012 and 2016 were reviewed. The perioperative and early postoperative outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: Nine patients, with a mean age of 61 years (range 55-70 years) underwent cardiac surgery for carcinoid syndrome...
February 16, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420361/primary-ovarian-carcinoid-extensive-clinical-experience-with-an-underrecognized-uncommon-entity
#5
Veronica A Preda, Marina Chitoni, Dennis Talbot, Nicholas Reed, Ashley B Grossman
PURPOSE: Primary ovarian neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) develop in pure form or in association with other tumors, mainly teratomas. The available data regarding this rare condition are limited. Much of the literature focuses on single case reports, previously dismissed as a totally benign disorder, and thus long-term considerations and evidence-based management guidelines are lacking. The objective of the current study was to describe the clinical and pathologic characteristics and the effect of various therapeutic modalities on patient morbidity and mortality from 2 major centers...
March 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402626/the-perfect-storm-carcinoid-heart-disease-and-acute-right-ventricular-failure
#6
EDITORIAL
Alina Nicoara, Sushil Allen Luis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395828/4-valve-heart-disease-and-right-heart-failure
#7
McKenzie Hollon, Kathyrn Glas, Michele Sumler
Carcinoid heart disease is a rare form of heart disease due to secretion of vasoactive compounds, including serotonin, from gastrointestinal tumors. This E-challenge examines the case of a patient with advanced carcinoid heart disease who presented to the operating room (OR) for a tricuspid valve replacement. Once the patient was in the OR, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography was used to discover a patent foramen ovale and involvement of all 4 valves with regurgitant lesions. The patient underwent tricuspid valve replacement, pulmonic valve replacement, right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction, and patent foramen closure in the OR and experienced subsequent fulminant right heart failure...
April 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386066/carcinoid-heart-disease-revealed-by-cyanosis-with-both-right-and-left-valvular-involvement-a-case-report
#8
Khadija Khay, Salim Arous, Tarik Bentaoune, Abdenasser Drighil, Rachida Habbal
BACKGROUND: Carcinoid heart disease is a frequent complication of carcinoid syndrome. It is related to the release by the carcinoid tumor and/or its metastases of bioactive substances such as serotonin. It is characterized by right-sided valvular involvement and can lead to right-sided heart failure. It is a prognostic factor of carcinoid syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 53-year-old African woman with an endocrine tumor of her small intestine complicated by carcinoid heart disease, revealed by right-sided heart failure...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302947/fenfluramine-phentermine-is-associated-with-an-increase-in-cellular-proliferation-ex-vivo-and-in-vitro
#9
Nalini M Rajamannan
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Fenfluraminephentermine (FenPhen) has been implicated in accelerated valvular heart disease, characterized by valvular regurgitation and thickening, and resembling the histopathologic lesions found in carcinoid. The study aim was to determine whether cellular proliferation is present in FenPhen-exposed valves, by utilizing an in-vitro model to test whether FenPhen has a direct mitogenic effect on cardiac valvular cells, as compared to serotonin. METHODS: Ex-vivo valves were tested for proliferation in surgically removed FenPhen-exposed valves (n = 10) and compared to proliferation levels in normal human cardiac valves removed at autopsy (n = 10)...
July 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273478/anesthetic-management-of-patients-with-carcinoid-syndrome-and-carcinoid-heart-disease-the-mount-sinai-algorithm
#10
REVIEW
Javier Castillo, George Silvay, Menachem Weiner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217649/an-unusual-cause-of-hypoxia-getting-to-the-heart-of-the-matter
#11
Daniel Hammersley, Aamire Shamsi, Mohammad Murtaza Zaman, Phillip Berry, Lydia Sturridge
A 63 year old female presented to hospital with progressive exertional dyspnoea over a 6 month period. In the year preceding her admission, she reported an intercurrent history of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and weight loss. She was found to be hypoxic, the cause for which was initially unclear. A ventilation-perfusion scan identified a right-to-left shunt. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) demonstrated a significant right-to-left intracardiac shunt through a patent foramen ovale (PFO); additionally severe tricuspid regurgitation was noted through a highly abnormal tricuspid valve...
December 7, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141071/usefulness-of-total-12-lead-qrs-voltage-as-a-clue-to-diagnosis-of-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis-severe-enough-to-warrant-orthotopic-heart-transplant
#12
William C Roberts, Tiffany M Becker, Shelley A Hall
Importance: Severe heart failure caused by cardiac sarcoidosis is difficult to diagnosis without biopsy. Objective: To assess whether total electrocardiographic 12-lead QRS voltage may be a clue to diagnosis. Design, Setting, Participants: Case-series study with cases collected at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, from January 13, 2005, to January 24, 2017. The clinical records of 16 patients with severe heart failure caused by cardiac sarcoidosis were studied...
November 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120923/carcinoid-syndrome-recent-advances-current-status-and-controversies
#13
Tetsuhide Ito, Lingaku Lee, Robert T Jensen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances and controversies in all aspects of carcinoid-syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the last few years there have been a number of advances in all aspects of carcinoid syndrome as well as new therapies. These include new studies on its epidemiology which demonstrate it is increasing in frequency; increasing insights into the pathogenesis of its various clinical manifestations and into its natural history: definition of prognostic factors; new methods to verify its presence; the development of new drugs to treat its various manifestations, both initially and in somatostatin-refractory cases; and an increased understanding of the pathogenesis, natural history and management of carcinoid heart disease...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112233/neuroendocrine-tumors-and-fibrosis-an-unsolved-mystery
#14
REVIEW
Faidon-Marios Laskaratos, Krista Rombouts, Martyn Caplin, Christos Toumpanakis, Christina Thirlwell, Dalvinder Mandair
Neuroendocrine tumors are a heterogeneous group of slow-growing neoplasms arising mainly from the enterochromaffin cells of the digestive and respiratory tract. Although they are relatively rare, their incidence is rising. It has long been observed that they often are associated with the development of fibrosis, both local and distant. Fibrotic complications, such as carcinoid heart disease and mesenteric desmoplasia, may lead to considerable morbidity or even affect prognosis. The elucidation of the pathophysiology of fibrosis would be of critical importance for the development of targeted therapeutic strategies...
December 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080935/echocardiography-in-functional-midgut-neuroendocrine-tumors-when-and-how-often
#15
REVIEW
Javier G Castillo, Tara Naib, Jerome S Zacks, David H Adams
The management of patients with midgut neuroendocrine tumors (MNET) is rapidly evolving. Current preoperative detection rates of primary tumor sites are higher than ever and progression-free survival in patients with already advanced disease is expanding due to the implementation of novel efficacious treatment strategies. This survival benefit may potentially translate into a need for a multidisciplinary approach to an even more heterogenous variety of clinical conditions, among these, carcinoid syndrome (CS) and carcinoid heart disease (CHD)...
December 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066637/transcatheter-valve-implantation-to-inferior-vena-cava-to-control-carcinoid-symptoms
#16
Vandana M Sagar, Richard P Steeds, Sagar N Doshi, Tahir Shah
Severe carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease in neuroendocrine tumours can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. We present a novel approach to managing a patient with medically uncontrollable carcinoid syndrome. Inferior and superior vena cava placement of transcatheter heart valves has been used to treat patients with right heart failure due to severe tricuspid and pulmonary regurgitation. However, this procedure has not been attempted to specifically reduce hormone secretion, primarily from the liver, in order to control carcinoid syndrome symptoms...
October 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040196/carcinoid-syndrome-complicating-a-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-case-report
#17
James N Gerson, Ronald M Witteles, Daniel T Chang, Ramin E Beygui, Andrei H Iagaru, Pamela L Kunz
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) comprise a heterogeneous group of neoplasms. These tumors can produce a wide variety of hormones that can lead to syndromes of hormone excess, such as carcinoid syndrome. We present the case of a 47-year-old man who presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain and emesis. He was found to have metastatic pancreatic NET and was treated with systemic chemotherapy. He subsequently developed dyspnea on exertion and was found to have severe right-sided heart disease secondary to elevated levels of serum serotonin...
November 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026467/chromogranin-a-as-a-biochemical-marker-for-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-single-center-experience-at-royal-hospital-oman
#18
Elham S Al-Risi, Fatma S Al-Essry, Waad-Allah S Mula-Abed
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the significance of serum chromogranin A (CgA) status in patients with and without different neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) by conducting a retrospective assessment of the diagnostic utility and limitations of CgA as a biomarker for NETs in a tertiary care hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of CgA requests referred to the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory, Royal Hospital, Oman over a 24-month period (April 2012 to March 2014)...
September 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904734/a-17-year-old-male-with-a-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumor-flushing-differential-diagnosis
#19
Maria Alejandra Forero Molina, Elizabeth Garcia, Deyanira Gonzalez-Devia, Rafael García-Duperly, Alonso Vera
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are heterogeneous neoplasms that originate from cells with a secretory function. Small bowel NETs (SB-NETs) are related to serotonin hypersecretion which causes: flushing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bronchoconstriction and heart involvement, also known as carcinoid syndrome (CS). CS can be confused with an allergic reaction and thus should be considered as a differential diagnosis in the allergy consult. We present the case of a pediatric patient initially referred under the suspicion of food allergies...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865508/carcinoid-syndrome-and-carcinoid-heart-disease-as-manifestations-of-non-metastatic-ovarian-neuroendocrine-tumour
#20
Joana Simões-Pereira, Lai Mun Wang, Attila Kardos, Ashley Grossman
The carcinoid syndrome is rare but it is associated with carcinoid heart disease in more than a half of the cases. Carcinoid heart disease is typically characterised by morphological and functional modifications of right-sided valves. Its aetiology is probable multifactorial but serotonin appears to play a key role in the development of this valvular disease. Unlike gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours, ovarian neuroendocrine tumours can present with carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease in the absence of liver metastases; such ovarian neuroendocrine tumours are a unique clinical entity...
May 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
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