Why would my doctor mention my appendix if an OctreoScan showed a hot spot in my lower right quadrant?
Are you assuming that the hot spot in your RLQ on the OctreoScan is a primary carcinoid in the appendix, which is the origin of the small, presumably metastatic lesion, in the liver ? Very unlikely. More likely a carcinoid originates in the terminal ileum…READ MORE
How do carcinoids in the liver affect heart valves and what are some of the current treatments of the heart valves?
Serotonin and other tumor products in the blood cause overgrowth of fibrous tissue on the heart valve in an unknown way. Treatment consists of neutralizing vasoactive tumor products by injection of octreotide (Sandostatin) and, when very advanced…READ MORE
Can you provide information about carcinoid in the appendix?
Carcinoid is found coincidentally in approximately 1 of every 200 appendixes removed. Its importance depends on its size and also whether its growth is limited to just the lining of the appendix. Most of them are tiny and just a harmless curiosity. …READ MORE
With benign bronchial carcinoid tumors, what is the percentage of people who usually undergo lobectomy surgery?
The term benign bronchial carcinoid is a misnomer. These tumors all have malignant potential but are usually very slow growing, hence the misuse of the adjective benign. Whether a lobectomy is required or bronchoscopic destruction of the tumor or …READ MORE
Is there a relationship between angioedema and carcinoid?
Angioedema (the rapid swelling of the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, mucosa and submucosal tissues, most often around the lips and eyes) is extremely rare in carcinoid disease but can occur with some foregut carcinoids.…READ MORE
Could you please explain what adrenal neoplasms are and also the recommended treatment and prognosis?
The word adrenal refers to the adrenal glands. There are two, one on top of each kidney. Neoplasm means new growth. This means a new tumor. There are two categories of neoplasms, benign and malignant, the latter means cancer. Therefore, adrenal neoplasms…READ MORE