Case 12

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 12

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A 76-year-old man from London presented with a 2-year history of diarrhoea. He reported passing 4–7 loose, oily stools per day. He described the stool as looking like ‘axle grease’. Over the 2-year period he had lost 4kg, but his weight had recently been stable. He had a history of cerebrovascular disease with dementia, ischaemic heart disease, and gout, and had had a gastroenterostomy and vagotomy in 1961 for duodenal ulceration. He neither smoked nor drank alcohol.

Chapter.  994 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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