Carcinoid heart disease and carcinoid syndrome: Successful surgical treatment

Monica L. McDonald, David M. Nagorney, Heidi M. Connolly, Rick A. Nishimura, Hartzell V. Schaff

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Tumor debulking can greatly improve quality of life for patients with malignant carcinoid syndrome, but hepatic cytoreduction is confounded by carcinoid heart disease, which can cause postsinusoidal portal hypertension, thereby increasing the risk of death from hemorrhage during hepatic resection. We describe a patient with metastatic carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease who had repair of his carcinoid heart disease and, after improvement of right-sided heart function, had successful hepatic debulking of carcinoid metastases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-539
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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