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ea0022p432 | Endocrine tumours &amp; neoplasia (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by Novartis</emphasis>) | ECE2010

Unexplained hypoxemia in a patient with carcinoid syndrome

Pauline Presumey , Catherine Longuet , Claire Dauphin , Francoise Desbiez , Salwan Maqdasy , Laurene Charra , Marie Batisse , Igor Tauveron

Introduction: The carcinoid heart disease is an uncommon valvular heart disease that may occur in carcinoid syndrome.Valvulopathy is reported in 50% to 70% of patients of carcinoid syndrome, due to the release of serotonin secreted by metastatic cells in the liver, reaching directly right side of heart. The left side is preserved because of inactivation of serotonin by lung parenchyma. Hypoxemia is an unusual presentation of the carcinoid heart disease.C...