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Poster display session

2568 - High hepatic tumor burden and cardiovascular comorbidities linked to carcinoid heart disease

Date

10 Sep 2017

Session

Poster display session

Topics

Neuroendocrine Tumours

Presenters

Marcella Mesquita

Citation

Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_5): v142-v157. 10.1093/annonc/mdx368

Authors

M.C. Mesquita1, C.A.C. Silva1, C.M.P.D.C. Silva2, M.C. Feres Almeida Soeiro2, L.A. Hajjar2, P.M. Gehm Hoff1, R.S.P. Riechelmann1

Author affiliations

  • 1 Oncology, Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo, 01246000 - Sao Paulo/BR
  • 2 Cardiology, Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo, 01246000 - Sao Paulo/BR
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Abstract 2568

Background

One of the most common functioning syndromes associated with neuroendocrine tumors (NET) is the carcinoid syndrome (CS). By releasing vasoactive substances, these tumors can cause fibrotic complications, including right-sided valve heart fibrosis, named carcinoid heart disease (CHD). Factors associated with the onset and progression of CHD are poorly understood. We aimed to investigate prognostic factors associated with CHD.

Methods

Retrospective study of consecutive patients (pts) with advanced NET and CS and/or elevated 24h-urinary 5HIAA who performed an echocardiogram to screen for CHD. CHD was defined as echocardiographic evidence of moderate to severe tricuspid or pulmonar regurgitation.

Results

From 2009 to 2017 42 pts were included: Median age was 54.4 (19 – 85) years, 24 were female, 69% had midgut NET. The frequency of CHD was 38% (16 pts) CHD was not associated with age (p = 0.79), sex (p = 0.38), bone metastasis (p = 0.66), flushing (p = 0.14) or diarrhea (p = 0.53); the median urinary level of 5HIAA at diagnosis of CHD was numerically higher, albeit not significant, among CHD pts (p = 0.20). CHD was significantly associated with higher volume (>50% of parenchyma) of liver metastases [OR 13.86 (2.57 – 74.68), p = 0.002]. Time from symptoms to diagnosis of NET was borderline significant (p = 0.08). When CHD was defined as at least mild valve regurgitation, the frequency of CHD was 45% (19 patients) and we observed a significant association between the presence of cardiovascular comorbidities and CHD [OR 6.58 (1.09; 39.78), p = 0.040].

Conclusions

CHD is highly frequent among pts with CS. We found that high liver tumor burden and possibly, longer time of symptoms until diagnosis of NET were associated with CHD. Such findings probably imply that a delayed diagnosis negatively affects CS patients, increasing the risk of CHD. Interestingly, we found that concurrent cardiovascular disease was associated with CHD, as a potential predisposing factor.

Clinical trial identification

Legal entity responsible for the study

Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo

Funding

None

Disclosure

All authors have declared no conflicts of interest.

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