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Keywords: Carcinoid syndrome
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Journal Articles
Subject Area:
Gastroenterology
Journal: Digestion
Digestion (1994) 55 (Suppl. 3): 60–63.
Published Online: 05 February 2009
...M. Gregor Malignant carcinoid syndrome is characterized most commonly by flushing and diarrhea of varying severity when tumors metastasize to the liver. Besides supportive measures for mild symptoms, the pharmacological management includes drugs to inhibit synthesis, release or peripheral actions...
Journal Articles
Subject Area:
Gastroenterology
Journal: Digestion
Digestion (1994) 55 (Suppl. 3): 107–113.
Published Online: 05 February 2009
... that octreotide is, currently, the therapeutic principle of first choice in the symptomatic treatment of patients with carcinoid syndrome, Verner-Morrison syndrome and glucagonoma syndrome but not of insulinoma and gastrinoma patients. A beneficial effect on tumor growth has been demonstrated in 40% of patients...
Journal Articles
Subject Area:
Gastroenterology
Journal: Digestion
Digestion (2005) 71 (3): 131–140.
Published Online: 24 June 2005
.... Neuroendocrine tumors exhibit features distinct from other malignancies. The tumor growth is slower, and the well-being of the patient is generally little impaired. On the other hand, these tumors can produce peptide hormones which cause syndromes like Zollinger-Ellison and carcinoid syndrome and hypoglycemia...