Carcinoid Heart Metastasis with Pericardial Effusion. A Rare Presentation
Received Date:September 13, 2021; Published Date:October 04, 2021
Carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine malignancies (1 in 100,000 incidence) commonly arising from intestinal enterochromaffin cells. They secrete vasoactive substances, e.g., Serotonin, which cause the triad of flushing, diarrhea, bronchospasm, and Carcinoid Heart Disease (CHD) , its hallmark being right heart valvular dysfunction. Rare manifestations of CHD include cardiac (carcinoid) metastasis and pericardial effusions. We present a case of Carcinoid Syndrome with CHD and the rare occurrence of cardiac metastasis and pericardial effusion [2-4].