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neuroendocrine tumor carcinoid type
malignant carcinoid syndrome
Carcinoid syndrome is a disease consisting of a combination of symptoms, physical manifestations, and abnormal laboratory chemical findings caused by a carcinoid tumor. A carcinoid tumor is a tumor that secretes large amounts of the hormone serotonin, along with a number of other active peptides. These tumors usually arise in the gastrointestinal tract and from there may migrate (metastasize) to the liver. Carcinoid tumors also sometimes develop in the lung.
Only about 10% of the people with carcinoid tumors will develop the carcinoid syndrome. Major symptoms of this syndrome include hot, red facial flushing, diarrhea and wheezing. Carcinoid syndrome occurs when the tumor produces excessive amounts of serotonin in an individual with liver metastases. In patients who have no spread to the liver, the serotonin released by an intestinal tumor will be broken down to an inactive substance; thus, carcinoid syndrome does not occur.
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