carcinoid syndrome


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carcinoid syndrome

[′kärs·ən‚ȯid ′sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms arising from the metastasis of a carcinoid tumor to the liver.
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With echocardiography, tricuspid valve regurgitation is found in 56% of patients with a carcinoid syndrome (3).
According to the company, TELESTAR is its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of telotristat etiprate evaluating the safety and tolerability of telotristat etiprate and its effect on symptoms associated with carcinoid syndrome.
In clinical studies, telotristat etiprate reduced serotonin levels consistent with preclinical results and reduced bowel movement frequency in patients with carcinoid syndrome, according to the company.
David Meek, chief executive officer, Ipsen said, 'We are delighted to provide patients suffering from inadequately controlled carcinoid syndrome with a new treatment option in combination with a somatostatin analogue that demonstrates both efficacy and safety in particularly improving diarrhoea, a most debilitating symptom.
4) The term neuroendocrine neoplasm has been accepted as general nomenclature instead of carcinoid because carcinoid does not convey the malignant nature of the tumors and can be confused with carcinoid syndrome.
Other rare causes of mitral valve (MV) obstruction include congenital MS, degenerative mitral annular calcification, atrial myxomas, large thrombus or vegetations, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and carcinoid syndrome.
6 Our patient did not exhibit any features suggestive of carcinoid syndrome (flushing, diarrhoea, etc.
Flushing, diarrhea, Cushing syndrome or carcinoid syndrome were not observed.
Given the location of the tumor and concomitant vasomotor symptoms, the diagnosis of carcinoid syndrome was entertained.
5] Carcinoid syndrome occurs in 8% of patients with a carcinoid tumour, especially in cases with metastasis, but our patient did not complain of any symptoms of carcinoid syndrome.
Distinguishing features of idiopathic flushing and carcinoid syndrome.