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Carcinoid of Gastrointestinal Tract

Carcinoid of Gastrointestinal Tract: Introduction

A rare malignancy that develops from hormone-producing cells in the lining of the digestive or gastrointestinal tract. The cancer occurs in the stomach, small intestine or large intestine. These tumours are generally slow growing and secrete serotonin. ...more »

Symptoms of Carcinoid of Gastrointestinal Tract

Treatments for Carcinoid of Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Surgery - considered the only potential curative treatment option
  • Tumor-targeted radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy - for palliative management only
  • Interferon
  • Somatastatin analogue treatment - for symptom control, and some anti-tumor effect
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Carcinoid of Gastrointestinal Tract

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Misdiagnosis and Carcinoid of Gastrointestinal Tract

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an ...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can...read more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known...read more »

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