Activity ID



July 17, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: JAMA

Description of CME Course

A 68-year-old woman with history of uterine carcinoma (unknown histology) treated 30 years prior had 2 months of generalized abdominal pain and distention but no fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool, or weight loss. CBC and serum chemistries were unremarkable; CT and MRI showed pelvic ascites and an enhancing lesion at the base of the cecum; CEA level was 18 ng/mL (normal <5 ng/mL). What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?

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2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

Based on this clinical scenario and the accompanying image, understand how to arrive at a correct diagnosis.


Clinical Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery


Medical Knowledge

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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