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Pt with metastic colon cancer with liver and peritoneal mets . can this cause vomitting and fever ?

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Dr. David Earle answered

Specializes in General Surgery

It depends on many factors, but those are both possible. Best to see the oncologist for more specifics details regarding your case. Hope this helps!

Answered Mar 12, 2020



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Dr. Myron Arlen answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Liver and peritoneal mets are not uncommon when a large colon lesion invadesi the blood stream. Vomiting is a sign of retrograde movement of GI content to stomach and up into esophagus. Inflammatory changes associated with the site of the primary can induce the febrile response. PET/CAT can show extent of spread and also visualize partial intestinal obstruction for which decompression required.

Answered Aug 21, 2015



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