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A 67-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Possible: 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!
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Yes: 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.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2020
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