Which GI findings are characteristic of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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Answer

The most common site of metastatic spread is the liver, which may manifest as tender hepatomegaly. In addition, Ogilvie intestinal pseudo-obstruction may occur, as manifested by the following:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Early satiety

  • Abdominal discomfort

  • Weight loss

  • Change in bowel habits


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