EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOTS: A challenging presentation of left upper quadrant pain

Spiller, Robin; Taghizodeh, R.; Chew, B. K.; Mitchell, K. G.
September 2005
Gut;Sep2005, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p1278
Academic Journal
The article presents a quiz related to the diagnosis and management of quadrant pain in body. It describes that case of a 21 year old female complaining left upper quadrant and loin pain with radiation to the shoulder tip, nausea, and vomiting. She had severe tenderness and guarding in the left upper quadrant and loin, in addition to left sided basal crepitations. Chest x ray revealed left basal consolidation. Abdominal ultrasound scan showed a left sided subdiaphragmatic collection associated with other abnormalities which were investigated further by subsequent computed tomography scan.


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