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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)

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Tree Number(s): C04.557.465.625.650.200.500, C04.557.470., C04.557.580.625.650.200.500

MeSH Unique ID: D008303

Entry Terms:

  • Carcinoid Syndrome, Malignant
  • Carcinoid Syndromes, Malignant
  • Malignant Carcinoid Syndromes
  • Syndrome, Malignant Carcinoid
  • Syndromes, Malignant Carcinoid

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