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An unusual cause of diarrhoea
  1. A Sainsbury,
  2. D Clements
  1. Airedale General Hospital, Yorkshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A Sainsbury
    Airedale General Hospital, Skipton Rd, Yorkshire BD20 6TD, UK;

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Clinical presentation

A 70 year old Caucasian female presented with a six month history of intermittent diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and weight loss of 3 stone. Routine blood tests and liver ultrasound were normal.


What abnormalities do the computed tomography scan (fig 1) and histology slide (fig 2) demonstrate? What was the cause of her diarrhoea?

Figure 1

 Computed tomography scan of the abdomen.

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