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Causes of Carcinoid syndrome

Causes of Carcinoid syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome is caused by a carcinoid tumor that is secreting serotonin, or other chemicals into the blood. A high risk factor is advanced cancer that has spread to the liver.

List of causes of Carcinoid syndrome

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Carcinoid syndrome) that could possibly cause Carcinoid syndrome includes:

  • Serotonin stimulation induces irreversible endocardial fibrosis of the tricuspid and pulmonary valves, resulting in valvular dysfunction (stenosis or incompetence). The lungs metabolize serotonin and protect the left heart from fibrosis

Carcinoid syndrome Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender Ratio of Carcinoid syndrome: slight male predominance...more »

Carcinoid syndrome: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Carcinoid syndrome, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Carcinoid syndrome:

Carcinoid syndrome: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Carcinoid syndrome: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Carcinoid syndrome as a symptom:

Conditions listing Carcinoid syndrome as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Carcinoid syndrome. Our database lists the following as having Carcinoid syndrome as a symptom of that condition:

Related information on causes of Carcinoid syndrome:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Carcinoid syndrome may be found in:


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