Carcinoid syndrome is a rare and malignant disease that affects different parts of the body including the lungs, small intestine, stomach, and pancreas. Symptoms include flushing, diarrhea, and wheezing.
In carcinoid syndrome, slow-growing tumors can spread (metastasize) to the liver, lungs, and ovaries. In later stages, this disease may result in heart failure.
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine