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)

Presenting Author:

Authors: Guo L, Tang C,

Keywords: carcinoid crisis, neuroendocrine tumors, somatostatin,

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