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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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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

Adenoma is a term for a harmless tumor of gland tissue, including glands found in the intestines, kidney, ...Read more


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