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Carcinoid crisis with fatal coronary spasm in a small localized peripheral bronchial carcinoid.
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PMID:  20821943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Presumptive coronary artery spasm, with characteristic ST-segment elevation followed by ventricular arrhythmia and cardiac arrest, is a very uncommon manifestation of the carcinoid crisis and has been shown on angiography only once in a patient with co-existing extensive atheromatous disease. We present the history of a 70-year-old man with angiographically documented fatal diffuse coronary spasm in the absence of significant atheromatosis, related to an unprovoked carcinoid crisis caused by a small peripheral atypical carcinoid tumour in the absence of metastasis.
Ramazan Erdem; Hans Slabbynck; Frank Van den Branden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-08     Completed Date:  2010-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
ZNA Middelheim, Antwerp, Dept. of Cardiology, Lindendreef 1, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vasospasm / diagnosis,  etiology*
Fatal Outcome
Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis
Positron-Emission Tomography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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