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Right Upper Quadrant Pain

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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.

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

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Millikan, K.W. (1998). Right Upper Quadrant Pain. In: Millikan, K.W., Saclarides, T.J. (eds) Common Surgical Diseases. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2945-0_41

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