Syndrome, carcinoid: A syndrome due to carcinoid tumor which secretes large amounts of the hormone serotonin. The syndrome is directly due to the serotonin. Features include flushing and blushing, swelling of the face (especially around the eyes), flat angiomas (little collections of dilated blood vessels) on the skin, diarrhea, bronchial spasm, rapid pulse, low blood pressure and tricuspid and pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the tricuspid and pulmonic valves of the heart), often with regurgitation.
Carcinoid tumor usually arises in the gastrointestinal tract, anywhere between the stomach and the rectum (the favorite spot is in the appendix) and from there may metastasize (spread) to the liver. In the liver the tumor produces and releases large quantities of serotonin into the systemic bloodstream.
Carcinoid syndrome is a group of symptoms associated with carcinoid tumors -- tumors of the small intestine, colon, appendix, and bronchial tubes in the lungs.
Carcinoid syndrome â€” Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of condition caused by carcinoid tumors.
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The carcinoid syndrome is characterized by . episodic cutaneous flushing that can be associated with ; abdominal pain, diarrhea, and wheezing,
Carcinoid syndrome is a set of symptoms caused by carcinoid tumors that grow from endocrine cells. Carcinoid tumors are slow-growing and can arise in several places ...