PHILIP ERAS, M.D.; PAUL SHERLOCK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In 21 patients the frequency of hepatic coma secondary to metastatic liver disease was 7.5% in breast carcinoma, 6.6% in gastric carcinoma, and 6.4% in colon carcinoma. Hepatic coma was not recognized clinically in 11 of 21 patients. Five of these patients were treated with hepatic radiation and five patients with 5-fluorouracil. Hepatic coma secondary to metastatic liver disease may be more frequent than previously recognized.
ERAS P, SHERLOCK P. Hepatic Coma Secondary to Metastatic Liver Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;74:581–583. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-4-581
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(4):581-583.
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