EXOPHTALMOS REVEALING A CARCINOID HEART DISEASE: A CASE REPORTJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.8, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2020-05-21
Authors : Khelifi Lamiae MD Dinia Mohamed MD; Mandoorah Baraa MD;
Page : 609-615
Keywords : International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR);
Carcinoid heart disease is rare, and it is one of the primary pathologies of tricuspid and pulmonary valve. We present a 42-year-old woman who presented to our cardiology clinic with recent peripheral lower limb edema and dyspnea. Cardiac auscultation revealed a tricuspid regurgitation murmur the reason why we did the transthoracic echocardiography that demonstrated a unique right sided valvular heart disease with a morphological aspect of carcinoid heart disease. The patient has a right exophthalmos in the clinical examination that was highly suggestive of a brain tumor. So we decided to admit her in the hospital for further work up.
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