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dc.contributor.authorMartos, R
dc.contributor.authorRidge, C
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, M
dc.contributor.authorDodd, J
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:32:50Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:32:50Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:32:50Z
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2010 Sep;179(3):447-9. Epub 2009 Jan 22.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19160001en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0273-5en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207611
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Carcinoid heart disease is a rare condition in adults. Its diagnosis can be easily missed in a patient presenting to a primary care setting. We revised the advantages of using coronary multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing this condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied a 65-year-old patient with carcinoid heart disease and right heart failure using transthoracic Doppler-echocardiogram, cardiac MDCT and MRI. Cardiac echocardiogram revealed marked thickening and retraction of the tricuspid leaflets with dilated right atrium and ventricle. Cardiac MDCT and MRI demonstrated fixation and retraction of the tricuspid leaflets with delayed contrast hyperenhancement of the tricuspid annulus. CONCLUSION: This case demonstrates fascinating imaging findings of cardiac carcinoid disease and highlights the increasing utility of contrast-enhanced MRI and cardiac MDCT in the diagnosis of this interesting condition.
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshCarcinoid Heart Disease/*diagnosisen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLiver Neoplasms/radiography/secondaryen_GB
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging, Cineen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshRadiographic Image Enhancementen_GB
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshTricuspid Valve/*radiographyen_GB
dc.titleCardiac carcinoid: tricuspid delayed hyperenhancement on cardiac 64-slice multidetector CT and magnetic resonance imaging.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Cardiology, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland., ramonmartos2003@yahoo.co.uken_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster
html.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Carcinoid heart disease is a rare condition in adults. Its diagnosis can be easily missed in a patient presenting to a primary care setting. We revised the advantages of using coronary multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing this condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied a 65-year-old patient with carcinoid heart disease and right heart failure using transthoracic Doppler-echocardiogram, cardiac MDCT and MRI. Cardiac echocardiogram revealed marked thickening and retraction of the tricuspid leaflets with dilated right atrium and ventricle. Cardiac MDCT and MRI demonstrated fixation and retraction of the tricuspid leaflets with delayed contrast hyperenhancement of the tricuspid annulus. CONCLUSION: This case demonstrates fascinating imaging findings of cardiac carcinoid disease and highlights the increasing utility of contrast-enhanced MRI and cardiac MDCT in the diagnosis of this interesting condition.


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