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Treatment of a malignant bronchial carcinoid affecting the mediastinum and left atrium by radical two stage resection with cardiopulmonary bypass and somatostatin infusion.
  1. C Darby,
  2. M Sinclair,
  3. S Westaby
  1. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.


    At operation a malignant bronchial carcinoid that had invaded the left atrium produced a carcinoid crisis in a 63 year old woman. A somatostatin infusion was required to resuscitate the heart and circulation and to allow subsequent resection of the carcinoid under cardiopulmonary bypass.

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