What is the most serious complication of carcinoid tumors?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cameron K Tebbi, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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The most serious complication of carcinoid tumors is carcinoid crisis, which is often observed in patients who have foregut tumors and high levels of 5-HIAA.


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