Primary ovarian carcinoid: Value of octreotide scintigraphy for diagnosis and correlation with other cross-sectional imaging modalities and pathology

Victoria Trapanotto, Ulrike M. Hamper, Amy Gordon, Alan S. Krasner, A. Cahid Civelek

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Abstract

Primary carcinoid tumors of the ovary are uncommon and usually are associated with the unilateral development of a teratoma. An insular carcinoid derived from the midgut is the most common pattern, and many patients have the typical carcinoid syndrome, such as facial flushing, diarrhea, and bronchospasm. A trabecular carcinoid derived from the hindgut or foregut is considered rare. We report a case of a primary trabecular carcinoid tumor found on several imaging studies (CT, ultrasonography, and MR imaging) to mimic a uterine leiomyoma in which the correct diagnosis was made by urinary 5-HIAA determination and confirmed by octreotide scintigraphy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-508
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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