Carcinoid syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome is a rare and malignant disease that attacks the small intestine, stomach, and pancreas. Symptoms include flushing, diarrhea, and wheezing.

In carcinoid syndrome, slow-growing tumors can spread (metastasize) to the liver, lungs, and ovaries. In later stages, it may result in heart failure.

Last Updated: August 26, 2008

Author: Robin Parks, MS

Medical Review: Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology

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