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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Carcinoid Syndrome (Overview)

Carcinoid sydrome includes flushing and diarrhea.It usually occurs due to the secretion of serotonin by a carcinoid tumor.


Dr. Jerome Zacks
95 doctors shared insights

Carcinoid Syndrome (Overview)

Carcinoid sydrome includes flushing and diarrhea.It usually occurs due to the secretion of serotonin by a carcinoid tumor.


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What is the rate of survival for carcinoid syndrome?

What is the rate of survival for carcinoid syndrome?

Years: It is almost always in years, depending on the extent of disease. It is a wide range, anywhere from a year and a half to 12-15 years. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have the separate diagnoses of carcinoid syndrome and sarcoidosis at the same time?

Is it possible to have the separate diagnoses of carcinoid syndrome and sarcoidosis at the same time?

Yes: These are two separate diseases. Carcionoid syndrome is flushing and diarrhea associated with a carcinoid tumor and sarcoidosis is a disorder in which the body makes granulomas, typically in e lungs. ...Read more

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What is carcinoid syndrome? Can a 24 hour urine test diagnosis it?

It is well known med: A well known medical condition, it is caused by carcinoid tumors, mostly found in the abdomen. It consists of repeated flushing of the skin which can turn you into red beet like skin especially on your face. Most people also have frequent diarrhea along with the episodes of flushing. These are slow growing tumors and can go on for many years. ...Read more

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Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?

Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?

Could be: If you have symptoms suggestive of carcinoid repeat 24 hour urine collection and also serum chromogranin-a level. Make sure you are not on nexoum or similar for few days. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for carcinoid syndrome?

What is the treatment for carcinoid syndrome?

Multidisciplinary: Tratment is multidisciplinary between surgeons, medical oncologists and intervention radiologists often. The goal is symptom control with medications or surgery or tumor ablation. Medications such as octreotide control diarrhea, flushing, rash, etc. Tumor control is achieved by surgery or tumor ablation or regional chemothearpy. ...Read more

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Any cure for carcinoid syndrome?

Yes, sometimes: Carcinoid syndrome is a symptom of a carcinoid tumor. If found early, carcinoid tumors can be removed surgically, and sometimes cured by surgery. If it cannot be cured, other treatments are given, both to slow the growth and to control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Best way to diagnose tumors of the endocrine system or the digestive tract inc carcinoid syndrome accuracy please advise best way and accurate. Thanks

Best way to diagnose tumors of the endocrine system or the digestive tract inc carcinoid syndrome accuracy please advise best way and accurate. Thanks

Gallium 68: Gallium 68 imaging was popularized in europe, but is available in a handful of centers in the us. Gallium 68 has a higher resolution and is considerably more sensitive at picking up tumors that have somatostatin receptors, like carcinoid tumors. ...Read more

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I am a carcinoid syndrome patient and i will be having surgery soon. I have heard that anesthetics can be a problem. Is this true?

Somatostatin: Patients with carcinoid syndrome from a tumor are at an increased risk of having carcinoid crisis during induction of anesthesia or manipulation of the tumor intraoperatively. Preoperative treatment with a somatostatin analog (e.g. Octreotide) should decrease this risk. This medication should also be readily available during surgery. ...Read more

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What is carcinoid syndrome?

Episodes of Flushing: It is a complex of symptoms caused by carcinoid tumors once they have spread into the liver. Most patients experience hot flashes and diarrhea because the tumor produced excess of chemicals like serotonin. ...Read more

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I am being tested for carcinoid syndrome. How?

Imaging too: If the blood and urine tests suggest carcinoid, a pet scan is the next best test to try to localize the tumor. Octreotide scanning does not have great resolution. There are newer imaging studies available at select centers. These scans use a higher resolution marker to better see small volume disease. This can help us understand extent of disease and symptoms better. ...Read more

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What to do if you possible have carcinoid syndrome?

What to do if you possible have carcinoid syndrome?

Confirm: First you have to confirm the diagnosis. If diagnosis made, then the extent of disease needs to be evaluated. If limited and no symptoms, there is nothing to do. If there is extensive disease, then either systemic therapy alone or along with surgical intervention. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Carcinoid (Definition)

Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing over many years. Aggressive, fast-growing forms such SCLC known as Oat Cell Ca of lung represents neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits rapid growth and early spread to distant sites. They are sensitive ...Read more