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Malignant carcinoid syndrome

Introduction: Malignant carcinoid syndrome

Description of Malignant carcinoid syndrome

Malignant carcinoid syndrome (medical condition): Carcinoid heart disease is a rare, metastatic disease that occurs...more »

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Carcinoid syndrome:
  »Introduction: Carcinoid syndrome
  »Symptoms of Carcinoid syndrome
  »Causes of Carcinoid syndrome
  »Treatments for Carcinoid syndrome

Malignant carcinoid syndrome: A symptom complex associated with CARCINOID TUMOR and characterized by attacks of severe flushing of the skin, diarrheal watery stools, bronchoconstriction, sudden drops in blood pressure, edema, and ascites. The carcinoid tumors are usually located in the gastrointestinal tract and metastasize to the liver. Symptoms are caused by tumor secretion of serotonin, prostaglandins, and other biologically active substances. Cardiac manifestations constitute CARCINOID HEART DISEASE. (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Malignant carcinoid syndrome as a Disease

Malignant carcinoid syndrome: Another name for Carcinoid syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Carcinoid syndrome
  »Symptoms of Carcinoid syndrome
  »Causes of Carcinoid syndrome
  »Treatments for Carcinoid syndrome

Malignant carcinoid syndrome: Related Diseases

Malignant carcinoid syndrome: Malignant carcinoid syndrome is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Malignant carcinoid syndrome

Some of the causes of Malignant carcinoid syndrome are included in the list below:

  • 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

Symptoms of Malignant carcinoid syndrome (Carcinoid syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of Malignant carcinoid syndrome incude:

Treatments for Malignant carcinoid syndrome (Carcinoid syndrome)

Treatments for Malignant carcinoid syndrome (Carcinoid syndrome) include:

  • Primary tumors should be resected, even in the presence of distant metastases to prevent future intestinal obstruction. The "wait and see" method of management of this slow-growing cancer no longer has merit

Treatment of Malignant carcinoid syndrome: For more treatment information about Malignant carcinoid syndrome, see treatment of Carcinoid syndrome (Malignant carcinoid syndrome)

Malignant carcinoid syndrome: Related Disease Topics

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Hierarchical classifications of Malignant carcinoid syndrome

The following list attempts to classify Malignant carcinoid syndrome into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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