Cluster of symptoms mediated by the release of humoral factors secreted by carcinoid tumors:
The term carcinoid has fallen out of favor due to l...
Most carcinoid tumors are asymptomatic and discovered incidentally at imaging, endoscopy, surgery, or autopsy.
20% of well-differentiated NETs will have carcinoid symptoms.
Due to nonsp...
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E34.0 Carcinoid syndrome
D3A.8 Other benign neuroendocrine tumors
259.2 Carcinoid syndrome
209.60 Benign carcinoid tumor of unknown primary site
35868009 Carcinoid syndrome (disorder)
<10% of carcinoid tumors produce symptoms. This often leads to a delay in diagnosis; often misdiagnosed as IBS
Major symptoms are diarrhea, flushing, and wheezing.
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