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Coughing and abdominal masses: a diagnostic dilemma

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 21 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h192
  1. Adenike Odeleye, foundation year 1 doctor, general surgery1,
  2. Lola Giwa, foundation year 1 doctor, general surgery2,
  3. O A Lalude, consultant in colorectal surgery1
  1. 1Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow CM20 1Q, UK
  2. 2Department of General Surgery, Queen’s Hospital, Romford, UK
  1. Correspondence to: A Odeleye nike.odeleye{at}

A 62 year old woman with diverticular disease presented to hospital with severe, sudden onset abdominal pain and a history of intense coughing. A discrete …

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