Bacteroides bacteraemia - colorectal cancer
Bacteroides bacteraemia. Acute renal failure.
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Intravenous contrast withheld due to acute renal failure.
Large pelvic mass lying between the bladder and rectum. Multiple hepatic masses. Left iliac chain and para-aortic lymphadenopathy. Small volume ascites and omental fat stranding.
Left hydronephrosis. Left adrenal mass.
The imaging findings are suspicious for metastatic colorectal cancer, especially in the setting of a Bacteroides bacteraemia. Bacteroides bacteraemia has a high mortality rate (~25%) with malignancy, in particular, colorectal cancer, being a major association and is often the primary infection site. The patient died before a histological diagnosis was made.