Cluster of symptoms mediated by the release of humoral factors secreted by carcinoid tumors:
The term carcinoid has fallen out of favor due to...
Most NET are asymptomatic and discovered incidentally during imaging, endoscopy, surgery, or autopsy.
Record timing, frequency, and precipitating factors:
Episodic flushing (85%)—clin...
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Enzler T, Fojo T. Long-acting somatost...
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)
The term carcinoid has fallen out of favor. NET is preferred.
<10% of NET produce symptoms, often leading to delay in diagnosis.
NET is often misdiagnosed as IBS.
Major symptoms are di...
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Transthoracic echocardiogram recorded in a patient with carcinoid syndrome and tricuspid valve involvement. <bold>A:</bold> A right ventricular inflow tract view reveals diffusely thickened and immobile tricuspid valve leaflets (<italic>arrows</bold>). This image was recorded in early systole. Note the complete failure of coaptation of the leaflets, which results in severe tricuspid regurgitation, confirmed in an apical four-chamber view with color flow Doppler imaging <b>(B)...
Transthoracic echocardiogram recorded in a patient with carcinoid syndr...