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carcinoid

[′kärs·ən‚ȯid]
(medicine)
A potentially malignant tumor of the argentaffin cells of the stomach and intestine.
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Carcinoid syndrome, characterized by intermittent flushing, diarrhea and wheezing, is present in 5% to 7% of carcinoid tumors originating in the small bowel.
It is estimated that 75% of lung carcinoids are central (bronchial) and 25% are peripheral.
some of the reported cases are problematic as they lack illustrations or illustrations that are more compatible with carcinoid tumors than paragangliomas are based upon positive staining for cytokeratin (1).
Management and outcome: Of the five patients with thymic carcinoids, three patients underwent surgery with excision of the tumour.
In 2004, a previous workup at an outside hospital revealed a 9-cm pancreatic mass that was diagnosed as a low-grade neuroendocrine tumor consistent with a carcinoid tumor on biopsy.
The drug is presently in two clinical trials: a Phase II trial in advanced carcinoid cancer patients, and a Phase I/IIa human clinical trial in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma patients.
The mass was removed via median sternotomy and was found to be a carcinoid tumor of the thymus.
The interval between the diagnosis of metastatic carcinoid and urine collection was 19 months (range, 5-121 months).
The rates of cancers of the GI tract, lung, and prostate in this group of patients with large bowel carcinoid malignancies far exceed what one would expect in patients with a previous cancer (Dis.
Two of the 143 patients developed gastric carcinoids during omeprazole treatment, which is consistent with the 1% historic incidence of this disease in patients with sporadic Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, said Dr.
7) The less common bronchial carcinoids, which have a higher rate of metastasis, are more likely to spread to the uveal structures of the eye.