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Doctor insights on: Carcinoid Syndrome Secondary To Bronchial Adenoma

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How is bronchial adenoma diagnosed?

How is bronchial adenoma diagnosed?

Scan and biopsy: A scan of the chest should show it and a biopsy should confirm it. ...Read more

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


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What are the symptoms of bronchial adenoma?

Cough, shortness of: Breath. Many are don't cause symptoms and the type of adenoma can determine what symptoms, if any a person has. ...Read more

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What are the complications of bronchial adenoma ?

What are the complications of bronchial adenoma ?

Primary brain tumor: This is a serious aggressive cancer in a critical location of the brain. Location in the brain stem usually makes it inoperable. Consult with your cancer doctor. ...Read more

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Possible carcinoid syndrome? I have some lumps in my skin.

Possible carcinoid syndrome? I have some lumps in my skin.

Highly doubtful.: There are so many causes of "lumps" -- carcinoid would be way down on the list, and you would have other symptoms, such as severe flushing. ...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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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's the survival rate for someone with carcinoid syndrome?

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 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 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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Do doctors recommend that an octreoscan be done for carcinoid syndrome?

Yes: An octreotide scan or octreoscan is a type of scintigraphy used to define metastatic carcinoid lesions. Octreotide, is a drug similar to somatostatin. It is radiolabeled with indium-111 to seek out the carcinoid lesions and is then delivered intravenously. Radioactive octreotide attaches to tumor cells that have receptors for somatostatin and releases a radioactive signal that can be detected ...Read more

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I would like to speak to someone about getting tested for carcinoid syndrome.

I can help you!: Send us your medical history indicating where your Carcinoid tumor/s is located and if it is producing symptoms of Carcinoid syndrome which included Facial flashing and Diarrhea. The results of an imaging test such as a CT scan of the chest /Abdomen can help us decide if and when you may need active treatment. ...Read more

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How is mast cell activation syndrome diagnostically differentiated from carcinoid syndrome?

Totally different: The chemical mediators for these two conditions are totally different even though both can cause flushing. MCAS can be diagnosed by a blood test, carcinoid usually a urine test. ...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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How soon after eating blue cheese would you start to flush with carcinoid syndrome?

Hours: Carcinoid syndrome is symptoms associated with carcinoid tumors -- tumors of the small intestine, colon, appendix, and lungs. These tumors release too much serotonin, and other chemicals that cause the blood vessels to open (dilate) leading to flushing of the face, neck or chest. .Sometimes symptoms are brought on by exercise, red wine, blue cheese that contains tyramine. Symptoms occur in hours. ...Read more

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I get night time facial flushing and palpitations last few minutes to hour 61yrs thru menopause is it carcinoid syndrome?

I get night time facial flushing and palpitations last few minutes to hour 61yrs thru menopause is it carcinoid syndrome?

Very rare: Carcinoid syndrome is very rare. Flushing from perimenopausal state s is very common. Common things happen commonly. But if you want to rule out carcinoid, ask your doctor to collect a 24 hour urine for 5h-iaa. Then you can put your mind at ease. ...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. Jerome Zacks
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Carcinoid Syndrome (Definition)

Carcinoid sydrome includes flushing and diarrhea.It usually occurs due to the secretion of serotonin ...Read more


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