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Das D, Choudhury M, Choudhury A, Devagourou V, Malhotra R. Hedinger Syndrome Secondary to Carcinoid Tumor of the Ovary: Anesthetic Challenge and Echocardiographic Illustration. J Perioper Echocardiogr 2020; 8 (2):43-47.
Carcinoid syndrome is the conglomeration of symptoms mediated by humoral factors produced by a neuroendocrine tumor. It is characterized by gastrointestinal hypermotility, bronchospasm, hypotension, and vasomotor symptoms. It is associated with carcinoid heart disease (CHD) in >50% of patients. We are reporting a case of a 69-year-old female who presented with congestive heart failure, platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome with refractory diarrhea. After medical stabilization and diagnosing the female as a case of CHD with a primary tumor located at the ovary; she was planned for exploratory laparotomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and retroperitoneal pelvic lymph node removal, followed by tricuspid valve (TV) intervention.
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