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Abdominal pain, left upper quadrant


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  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease (gastric)
  • Splenomegaly, eg, leukemia, lymphoma
  • Left lower lobe pneumonia
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Myocardial ischemia or pericarditis
  • Ruptured spleen, eg, trauma, mononucleosis
  • Splenic infarct, eg, endocarditis
  • Urinary calculi
  • Functional or nonulcer dyspepsia
  • Gastric cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Trauma or musculoskeletal pain
  • Herniated disk
  • Abdominal abscess
  • Physical or sexual abuse

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Last updated: February 24, 2015


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Abdominal Pain, Left Upper Quadrant." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114442/all/Abdominal_pain_left_upper_quadrant.
Zeiger RF. Abdominal pain, left upper quadrant. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114442/all/Abdominal_pain_left_upper_quadrant. Accessed July 16, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2015). Abdominal pain, left upper quadrant. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114442/all/Abdominal_pain_left_upper_quadrant
Zeiger RF. Abdominal Pain, Left Upper Quadrant [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. [cited 2019 July 16]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114442/all/Abdominal_pain_left_upper_quadrant.
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