Carcinoid Syndrome

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, this disease may result in heart failure.

Last Revised: July 24, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology

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