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Síndrome carcinoide con afectación cardiaca polivalvular

Carlos Domínguez-massa, Salvador Torregrosa-puerta, Félix Serrano-martínez, Francisco J. Valera-martínez

Publication date: November–December 2018

Source: Cirugía Cardiovascular, Volume 25, Issue 6

Author(s): Carlos Domínguez-Massa, Salvador Torregrosa-Puerta, Félix Serrano-Martínez, Francisco J. Valera-Martínez


La enfermedad cardiaca carcinoide es una causa importante de morbimortalidad para estos pacientes. El pronóstico de esta enfermedad ha mejorado en las últimas décadas, recomendándose un enfoque multidisciplinario en centros de experiencia. No hay guías clínicas establecidas sobre el tratamiento de esta enfermedad, pero el tratamiento quirúrgico de sustitución valvular aumenta considerablemente la supervivencia y la calidad de vida. Se presenta un caso clínico de una mujer de 56 años con síndrome carcinoide de origen primario desconocido. A pesar de una buena respuesta al tratamiento médico con análogo de la somatostatina, desarrolló durante la evolución polivalvulopatía severa decidiéndose tratamiento quirúrgico. El resultado postoperatorio fue óptimo.


Carcinoid heart disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the patients that suffer from it. The prognosis of this disease has improved in the last decades, with a multidisciplinary approach in being recommended in centres of experience. There are no established clinical guidelines on the treatment of this disease, but the surgical treatment by valve replacement considerably increases survival and quality of life. The clinical case is presented of a 56-year-old woman with carcinoid syndrome of unknown primary cause. Despite a good response to medical treatment with a somatostatin analogue, she developed severe multiple valve disease during its course, and it was decided to perform surgical treatment. The post-operative outcome was optimal.

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