Abdominal pain, left upper quadrant

DDx

Don’t miss

  • Left lower lobe pneumonia
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Pyelonephritis

DDX

  • 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