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Abdominal pain, right upper quadrant

DDx

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  • Right lower lobe pneumonia
  • Cholangitis
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Pyelonephritis

DDX

  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Hepatitis, eg, viral, alcoholic, toxic
  • Cholangitis or choledocholithiasis
  • Appendicitis (retrocecal)
  • Peptic ulcer disease (duodenal)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Functional or nonulcer dyspepsia
  • Liver abscess
  • Liver, pancreatic, or biliary tract cancer
  • Ischemic hepatopathy (shock liver)
  • Hepatic vein obstruction (Budd-Chiari syndrome)
  • Right lower lobe pneumonia
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Urinary calculi
  • Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (with pelvic inflammatory disease)
  • Liver cell adenoma
  • Herpes zoster
  • Trauma or musculoskeletal pain
  • Herniated disk
  • Abdominal abscess
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Physical or sexual abuse

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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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Zeiger, Roni F.. "Abdominal Pain, Right Upper Quadrant." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114441/0/Abdominal_pain_right_upper_quadrant.
Zeiger RF. Abdominal pain, right upper quadrant. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114441/0/Abdominal_pain_right_upper_quadrant. Accessed June 18, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2015). Abdominal pain, right upper quadrant. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114441/0/Abdominal_pain_right_upper_quadrant
Zeiger RF. Abdominal Pain, Right Upper Quadrant [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. [cited 2019 June 18]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114441/0/Abdominal_pain_right_upper_quadrant.
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