Somatostatin Analogues for Preventing Carcinoid Crisis
Introduction: Carcinoid crisis is a life-threating syndrome of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and is characterized by dramatic blood pressure ﬂuctuation, arrhythmias, and bronchospasm. Somatostatin analogues (SSTA) have been recommended for prophylactic administration before provocative procedures.
Aim(s): To review efﬁcacy of SSTA for preventing carcinoid crisis.
Materials and methods: PubMed, Cochrane Library，EMBASE and Chinese databases(1952-2013) were searched using the terms 'carcinoid crisis'; 'somatostatin'; 'octreotide'; 'lanreotide' and 'pasireotide'.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETSConcerence (2014)
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