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What is carcinoid crisis?

Carcinoid crisis refers to symptoms of the carcinoid syndrome (flushing, diarrhea and wheezing) which accelerate out of control, sometimes accompanied by extremes of blood pressure …

What is a carcinoid?

A carcinoid is a neuroendocrine tumor with its origin in the enterochromaffin cells of the body. Carcinoid tumors are rare (diagnosed in 2-4 patients/100,000 …

What is Carcinoid Syndrome?

Carcinoid Syndrome refers to the symptoms which occur as a consequence of the actions of substances secreted by many carcinoid tumors. The substance considered …

What is Carcinoid Heart Disease?

Carcinoid heart disease is the heart damage resulting from substances causing the carcinoid syndrome, especially serotonin. Serotonin released from Carcinoid Cancer cells stimulates scar-forming …

What is Pericardial Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma of the pericardium is extremely rare. It is a primary cancer of the pericardium, the layer of tissue that surrounds the heart, and because …

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