Visualization of myocardial metastasis of carcinoid tumor by indium- 111-pentetreotide Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoid Heart Disease
  • Indium Radioisotopes
  • Somatostatin

abstract

  • We present a case of metastatic carcinoid tumor metastatic to the heart, presenting as ventricular arrhythmia and diagnosed by 111Inpentetreotide scintiscan despite negative endocardial biopsy. The incidence and diagnosis of carcinoid heart disease is discussed, as well as the complementary role of high-resolution anatomical images (CT, MRI) with functional images (SPECT, PET) to determine the correct diagnosis of this rare condition.

publication date

  • September 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8790210

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1528

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 37

number

  • 9