SMS 201-995 and provocation tests in preparation of patients with carcinoids for surgery or hepatic arterial embolization.

@article{Ahlman1988SMS2A,
  title={SMS 201-995 and provocation tests in preparation of patients with carcinoids for surgery or hepatic arterial embolization.},
  author={Hakan BJ Ahlman and L. Ahlund and Annica Dahlstr{\"o}m and J A Martner and Ola Stenqvist and Ulf Tyl{\'e}n},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1988},
  volume={67 12},
  pages={1142-8}
}
Patients with midgut carcinoids undergoing surgical resection or ischemic treatment of hepatic metastases by embolization are at risk for development of carcinoid crises due to release of hormonally active tumor products. Eight such patients were treated on nine separate occasions with increasing subcutaneous doses of a synthetic somatostatin analogue (SMS 201-995) 4 days prior to surgery or hepatic arterial embolization. The patients were tested by pentagastrin provocation and simultaneous… CONTINUE READING
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