EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT...: An unusual cause of abdominal pain in a patient with hepatitis C cirrhosis

Cárdenas, A.; Afdhal, N. H.; Khwaja, K.
April 2005
Gut;Apr2005, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p460
Academic Journal
This article presents a question and its answer related to unusual cause of abdominal pain in a patient with hepatitis C cirrhosis. A 51-year man with a history of hepatitis C cirrhosis presented with a two-day history of lever, malaise, abdominal distension, and severe abdominal pain in his right upper quadrant. On examination he had significant tenderness and guarding in his right upper quadrant. He was taken to the operating room for an exploratory laparotomy that revealed a severely inflamed, enlarged, and indurated right hemicolon, without perforation.


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