Ivica Lazúrová, Peter Jarčuška, Ľubomír Skladaný, František Hampl
The liver is considered to be the most frequent site for the metastasis of neuroendocrine tumours (NET), while hepatic
metastases are responsible for carcinoid syndrome in the majority of cases. In multiple metastases in the liver with advanced
carcinoid syndrome the liver transplantation is often the only possible treating modality, which leads to disease
regression. The authors present the case study of the patient with multiple liver metastases. Orthotopic liver transplantation
performed after the removal of the primary tumour and extrahepatic deposits led to carcinoid syndrome regression.
The patient is 4 years after transplantation without signs of carcinoid recurrence. It is the first case of successful
liver transplantation due to malignant carcinoid in the Slovak Republic.