Right upper quadrant abdominal pain

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Diseases of the liver, biliary organs, stomach, pancreas, and intestine can cause right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain. Disorders of other organ systems such as the heart, lung, kidney, adrenal glands, spine, lymphatic system, skin, and endometrium may also produce RUQ pain. The clinical history and symptoms of each disease process often have characteristics that can help clinicians formulate a working differential diagnosis. In order to offer appropriate, cost-effective, and timely care to patients with RUQ pain, physicians should take a stepwise approach in diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationLiver and Biliary Disease
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781444325249
ISBN (Print)9781405182751
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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