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Canadian Journal of Cardiology

A Rare Case of a Carcinoid Myocardial Mass

Published:November 25, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2014.11.018

      Abstract

      Right-sided valvular disease is characteristic of the carcinoid syndrome. In contrast, myocardial involvement is unusual. We present a case of an asymptomatic patient who had a myocardial carcinoid tumor discovered during surgery for coronary artery disease. The clinical presentation, diagnostic tests and modalities, and outcomes after surgery are discussed in this case report.

      Résumé

      L'atteinte valvulaire du cœur droit est caractéristique du syndrome carcinoïde. En revanche, la participation du myocarde est inhabituelle. Nous présentons le cas d’un patient asymptomatique qui avait une tumeur carcinoïde du myocarde qui a été découverte fortuitement au cours d'une chirurgie coronarienne. Dans le présent rapport, nous traitons du tableau clinique, des examens diagnostiques et des résultats chirurgicaux.
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