Symptoms and Signs


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    Ten per cent (10%) or less of NETs, primarily those with midgut carcinoids, secrete excessive levels of a range of hormones, most notably serotonin (5-HT) or substance P, causing a constellation of symptoms called carcinoid syndrome: Flushing, Diarrhea, Asthma or Wheezing, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Abdominal Cramping, Peripheral Edema, Heart Palpitations. A carcinoid crisis with profound flushing, bronchospasm, tachycardia, and widely and rapidly fluctuating blood pressure[1] can occur if large amounts of hormone are acutely secreted, which is occasionally triggered by factors such as diet, alcohol, surgery chemotherapy, embolization therapy or radiofrequency ablation.

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