How are the signs and symptoms of carcinoid tumors determined?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cameron K Tebbi, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Signs and symptoms of carcinoid tumors vary greatly and depend on the location and size of the tumor and on the presence of metastases. Findings range from no tumor-related findings to full symptoms of carcinoid syndrome. Because carcinoid tumors are rare in children, clinicians rely on reports of adult patients to understand the full scope of the manifestations of the disease.


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