Carcinoid syndrome: diagnosis and medical management.

  title={Carcinoid syndrome: diagnosis and medical management.},
  author={Aart J van der Lely and Wouter W de Herder},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia},
  volume={49 5},
Gastro-intestinal carcinoids are slow growing tumors arising from enterochromaffin or Kulchitsky cells. Their clinical presentation depends on what combination of bioactive substances is secreted. Midgut carcinoid can present with the carcinoid syndrome in the presence of liver metastases. Its most typical clinical manifestations include cutaneous flushing and diarrhea. A nonspecific biochemical tumor marker for carcinoid tumors is serum chromogranin A and a specific marker for the carcinoid… CONTINUE READING