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Carcinoid Syndrome Secondary To Bronchial Adenoma
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
Could I have carcinoid syndrome/tumors with all of the symptoms I have listed on my profile on here? Please i need someones advice.
Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite long usually: Of all the variants of neuroendocrine cancer, carcinoid is usually very slow growing and we measure life expectancy in years to decades of life. This does not however mean that they do not produce quality of life limiting symptoms for patients with carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome can lead to malabsorption and its associated nutritional consequences as well as valvular disease of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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