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Intern Med. 2005 Sep;44(9):958-62.

Primary hepatic carcinoid tumor with carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease: a case report of a patient on long-term follow-up.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Kohryo Clinic, Takaoka, Japan.

Abstract

We report a 57-year-old woman with a primary hepatic carcinoid tumor who had been suffering from symptoms due to carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease for more than 9 years. Long-term injection of octreotide acetate was fairly effective to relieve the symptoms due to carcinoid syndrome, but its tumor contraction effect was not confirmed. The massive ascites in the follow-up period appeared to be diminished to a certain extent by timely chemotherapy including cisplatin. The patient died of multi-organ failure about 9 years after the onset of disease. Autopsy confirmed a primary hepatic carcinoid tumor with limited distant metastases.

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