Volume 5 ; Issue 1 ; in Month : Jan-June (2022) Article No : 125
Kumar BGV, Sethy PC

Capecitabine is a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug used in gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal malignancy. Mild GI toxicity, like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, is common and does not require drug withdrawal. Ileocolitis with pseudo-obstruction is uncommon, with just a few cases described to date. This report describes a case of Capecitabine-induced acute ileocolitis presenting as acute colonic pseudo-obstruction, which was managed conservatively.

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