A case of a giant atypical carcinoid tumor is discussed. The tumor occurred in a 33-year-old man who presented with pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. Details of his preoperative evaluation, metastatic work-up, and use of tumor embolization are described. The operative procedure and use of cardiopulmonary support to achieve appropriate margins are described as well. Review of the literature and pathologic characteristics of carcinoid tumors and atypical carcinoid tumors are discussed.
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- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine