Right Upper Quadrant Pain

  • Keith W. Millikan


Right upper quadrant pain is a very common Symptom and is usu-ally attributed to cholelithiasis when, in fact, the differential diagnosis is quite extensive. Biliary colic is actually a misnomer since the pain from cholelithiasis is usually constant, not intermittent, and may radiate to the patient’s back. It may be associated with fatty food intolerance and there may be a history of jaundice or pancreatitis. The differential diagnosis of right upper quadrant pain includes peptic ulcer disease, hepatobiliary Cancer, pneumonia, myocardial infarction, hepatitis, Pyelonephritis, Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome, nephrolithiasis, appendici-tis, and pancreatitis.


Peptic Ulcer Disease Quadrant Pain Gastric Outlet Obstruction Pancreas Divisum Acalculous Cholecystitis 
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