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What is Carcinoid syndrome?

What is Carcinoid syndrome?

  • Carcinoid syndrome: Carcinoid heart disease is a rare, metastatic disease that occurs predominantly in the right heart. The tricuspid and pulmonic valves are affected, leading to right heart failure, which results in increased morbidity and mortality.

Carcinoid syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Carcinoid syndrome, or a subtype of Carcinoid syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Carcinoid syndrome: Introduction

Types of Carcinoid syndrome:

Broader types of Carcinoid syndrome:

Who gets Carcinoid syndrome?

Gender Ratio for Carcinoid syndrome: slight male predominance

How serious is Carcinoid syndrome?

Prognosis of Carcinoid syndrome: Carcinoid heart disease may ultimately result in cardiac insufficiency, usually with right-sided heart failure.
Complications of Carcinoid syndrome: see complications of Carcinoid syndrome

What causes Carcinoid syndrome?

Causes of Carcinoid syndrome: see causes of Carcinoid syndrome

What are the symptoms of Carcinoid syndrome?

Symptoms of Carcinoid syndrome: see symptoms of Carcinoid syndrome

Complications of Carcinoid syndrome: see complications of Carcinoid syndrome

Onset of Carcinoid syndrome: Right-sided cardiac valvular disease usually develops only after many years of the syndrome and manifests in approximately half the patients with long-standing carcinoid syndrome.

Can anyone else get Carcinoid syndrome?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
More information: see contagiousness of Carcinoid syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Carcinoid syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Carcinoid syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Carcinoid syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Carcinoid syndrome: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Carcinoid syndrome.
Treatments for Carcinoid syndrome: see treatments for Carcinoid syndrome
Research for Carcinoid syndrome: see research for Carcinoid syndrome

Name and Aliases of Carcinoid syndrome

Main name of condition: Carcinoid syndrome

Class of Condition for Carcinoid syndrome: cancer

Other names or spellings for Carcinoid syndrome:

Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome, Bjoerck syndrome, Hedlinger syndrome, Thorson-Bjoerck syndrome, Cassidy syndrome, carcinoid major, metastatic carcinoid tumor

Carcinoid syndrome: Related Conditions

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