What Clinicians Should Consider When Evaluating the Cancer Patient with Abdominal Pain?
Abdominal pain in the patient with malignancy can range from common benign etiologies to life- threatening complications of their underlying disease. Emergency providers (EP) must perform a detailed history and physical exam while thoroughly exploring past and current treatments for malignancy in order to generate a comprehensive differential diagnosis. This chapter will focus on etiologies that are directly related to the malignancy and those secondary to treatment of the malignancy.
KeywordsMalignant bowel obstruction Malignant ascites Budd-Chiari syndrome Radiation enteritis Neutropenic enterocolitis Abdominal cancer emergencies
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