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A 67-year-old female asked:

Can liver metastases cause fever and vomitting ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Any significant reduction in liver function may cause these symptoms--but so can a stomach virus. Check with your doctor
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Unlikely: Fever is due to a breakdown in the presence of a malignant lesion. Vomiting is due to reverse peristalsis of the GI tract. Liver metastasis regardless of origin is clonal in origin and cant spread from liver to involve GI tract. Liver mets are well vascularize and fed from hepatic artery so to damage tumor one must embolize the arterial branch feeding tumor.
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Last updated Jan 2, 2016

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