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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-67

Primary Testicular Carcinoid Tumor presenting as Carcinoid Heart Disease

1 Department of Urology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Endocrinology Unit, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Manjunath Shetty
Department of Urology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka - 575 002
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.145293

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Primary carcinoid tumors of the testis are very rare, and they seldom present with carcinoid syndrome. We report a hereto unreported instance, where a patient with a long-standing testicular mass presented with carcinoid heart disease, an uncommon form of carcinoid syndrome. He presented with symptoms of right heart failure, episodic facial flushing and was found to have severe right-sided valvular heart disease. His urinary 5-hydroxy indole acetic acid level was elevated. He underwent orchidectomy and the histopathology confirmed a testicular carcinoid tumor.

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