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Catastrophic lower gastrointestinal complications following spinal surgery
  1. E J Dean1,
  2. M Shrotri2,
  3. V Tagore3,
  4. D White4,
  5. S Sarkar5
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Aintree, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Aintree, Liverpool, UK
  3. 3Department of Pathology, University Hospitals Aintree, Liverpool, UK
  4. 4Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Aintree, Liverpool, UK
  5. 5Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Aintree, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr S Sarkar
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Aintree NHS Trust, Lower Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL, UK; sanchoy.sarkar{at}aht.nwest.nhs.uk

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Clinical presentation

A 42 year old man was admitted for surgical excision of a malignant vascular spinal (cervical) tumour. There was no smoking, alcohol, past medical, or family history. Regular medications on admission were: paracetamol, diclofenac, opioids, dexamethasone, and omeprazole. Postoperatively he had abdominal pain, torrential fresh …

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