carcinoid

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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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It is also important to recognize cardiac metastases can occur in the absence of carcinoid syndrome, and as the sole manifestation of carcinoid heart disease. Furthermore, these metastases can cause symptoms of heart failure in the absence of valvular disease, cardiac arrest, arrhythmias, or angina by mass effect, as noted in our case.
Serotonin overproduction leads to the carcinoid syndrome, which consists of flushing, diarrhea, bronchial constriction, and carcinoid heart disease (11,12).
This syndrome, comprising symptoms of diarrhea, flushing, bronchial wheezing, and carcinoid heart disease, most likely results from the release of massive amounts of serotonin in the systemic circulation (19).
Carcinoid heart disease is a well-known complication of longstanding carcinoid syndrome.