A case report of a patient with a primary ovarian carcinoid tumour who has right heart failure

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Keywords:

primary ovarian carcinoid, right heart failure, vasoactive substances

Abstract

We present the case of a 57-year-old para 6 who was referred by a general practitioner to our tertiary level hospital with a pelvic abdominal mass as well as valvular heart disease and right heart failure. She had a subtotal hysterectomy, bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy and an infracolic omentectomy. The histology revealed a primary ovarian carcinoid. She was free of carcinoid syndrome-related symptoms for a period of ten years. After this period of time, she unfortunately passed away from COVID-19 related complications (in July 2020).

Author Biographies

G M Mohlaba, University of Cape Town

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

T S Adams, University of Cape Town

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town and South African Medical Research Council/UCT Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre, South Africa

H T Wu, University of Cape Town

National Health Laboratory Service, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town and South African Medical Research Council/UCT Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre, South Africa

N H Mbatani, University of Cape Town

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town and South African Medical Research Council/UCT Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre, South Africa

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Published

2022-06-13