Neuroendocrine tumors

Also known as: Carcinoid syndrome, Neuroendocrine carcinoma
Carcinoid syndrome is a disease consisting of a combination of symptoms, physical manifestations and abnormal laboratory chemical findings caused by a carcinoid tumor. A carcinoid tumor is a tumor that secretes large amounts of the hormone serotonin, along with a number of other active peptides. These tumors usually arise in the gastrointestinal tract and from there may migrate (metastasize) to the liver. Carcinoid tumors also sometimes develop in the lung.

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