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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)
Also Known As:
Carcinoid Syndrome, Malignant; Carcinoid Syndromes, Malignant; Malignant Carcinoid Syndromes; Syndrome, Malignant Carcinoid; Syndromes, Malignant Carcinoid
Networked: 41 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 2 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Carcinoid Tumor (Carcinoid)
2. Neoplasms (Cancer)
3. Flushing
4. Diarrhea
5. Pain (Aches)

Experts

1. Caplin, M E: 3 articles (07/2011 - 02/2003)
2. Toumpanakis, C: 2 articles (07/2011 - 10/2009)
3. Davies, P: 2 articles (07/2011 - 10/2009)
4. Garland, J: 2 articles (10/2009 - 02/2003)
5. Ciano, Antonio: 1 article (06/2014)
6. Perissutti, Elisa: 1 article (06/2014)
7. Caliendo, Giuseppe: 1 article (06/2014)
8. Magli, Elisa: 1 article (06/2014)
9. Fiorino, Ferdinando: 1 article (06/2014)
10. Frecentese, Francesco: 1 article (06/2014)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome:
1. Octreotide (Sandostatin)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Ethiodized Oil (Ethiodol)FDA Link
3. Cisplatin (Platino)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Somatostatin (Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Factor)IBA
5. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine)IBA
6. InterferonsIBA
7. Hydroxyindoleacetic AcidIBA
8. Chromogranin AIBA
9. Therapeutic UsesIBA
10. 5-HT1A Serotonin ReceptorIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Absorbable Gelatin Sponge
2. Catheters
3. Liver Transplantation
4. Ligation
5. Laparotomy