Carcinoid Tumors

Etiology

  • Unusual GI-based neuroendocrine tumors that produce hormones

Symptoms

  • Wt loss
  • Abd pain
  • Wheezing, sob
  • Flushing, diarrhea→ which can be profound, palpatations, puritus

Physical Exam Findings

  • Sometimes wheezing
  • Sometimes tricuspid and/or pulmonary valvular abnormalities

Tests