Peri-operative management of carcinoid syndrome using ketanserin

Anaesthesia. 1986 Jun;41(6):596-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.1986.tb13050.x.


This report describes the successful use of ketanserin, a 5-HT2 receptor antagonist, for the acute control of systemic blood pressure in a patient with the carcinoid syndrome, undergoing hepatic artery embolisation. Serial measurements of plasma 5-hydroxyindoles, platelet 5-hydroxytryptamine and plasma catecholamines are also given.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Female
  • Hepatic Artery
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / drug therapy
  • Intraoperative Period
  • Ketanserin
  • Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome / physiopathology
  • Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome / therapy*
  • Piperidines / therapeutic use*


  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Piperidines
  • Ketanserin