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What is the definition or description of: carcinoid syndrome?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: See below

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

In brief: See below

Carcinoid sydrome includes flushing and diarrhea.
It usually occurs due to the secretion of serotonin by a carcinoid tumor.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Flushing+diarrhea

It includes the signs and symptoms resulting from a "carcinoid tumor", a type a of neuroendocrine cancer, usually arising in the digestive system that has metastasized to the liver. This cancer secrets serotonin, a substances thay may cause diarrhea and flushing.
It may also be associated with cardiac problems, or respiratory problems. The latter if arising in the lungs.

In brief: Flushing+diarrhea

It includes the signs and symptoms resulting from a "carcinoid tumor", a type a of neuroendocrine cancer, usually arising in the digestive system that has metastasized to the liver. This cancer secrets serotonin, a substances thay may cause diarrhea and flushing.
It may also be associated with cardiac problems, or respiratory problems. The latter if arising in the lungs.
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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