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Caecal tumour with hepatic metastases?
  1. S Rajendra1,
  2. K Kutty2
  1. 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Royal Perak College of Medicine, Ipoh, Malaysia
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Sri Kota Hospital, Klang, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr S Rajendra
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Royal Perak College of Medicine, 3 Jalan Greentown, 30450 Ipoh, Malaysia; shanrajpd.jaring.my

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Clinical presentation

A 57 year old farmer presented with a four day history of jaundice, fever, chills, nausea, and right upper and lower quadrant pain. He had just returned from India a month earlier. There was no relevant past medical, surgical, family, or social history. Clinically, he looked wasted and had a temperature of 38.5°C. Tenderness was elicited in the right hypochondrium and there was a palpable tender colon in the right iliac fossa. Blood investigations revealed a raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 73 and abnormal liver function tests (bilirubin 47 μmol/l, alkaline phosphatase 314 U/l, gamma glutamyl transferase 263 U/l, aspartate aminotransferase 66 U/l, and alanine aminotransferase 108 U/l). Blood and urine cultures revealed no growth. Mantoux and human immunodeficiency virus testing was negative. Further serology for an infectious aetiology was sought.

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How do the computed tomography scan of the abdomen and colonoscopy images help in the diagnosis (fig 1)?

Figure 1

 Computed tomography scan (A) and colonoscopy image (B) of the abdomen.

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