Journal Article An Uncommon Manifestation of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome with Right-side Chest Pain

Harada, Ko  ,  Iwamuro, Masaya  ,  Hanayama, Yoshihisa  ,  Otsuka, Fumio

70 ( 2 )  , pp.145 - 149 , 2016-04 , Okayama University Medical School
Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome is characterized by an inflammation of the perihepatic capsules associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. The typical symptom is severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain. We report a patient with Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome who presented with an atypical chief complaint of right-side chest pain unaccompanied by symptoms specific to pelvic inflammatory disease. This case indicates that Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis of right-side chest pain in young women, because early diagnosis and treatment of the disease are essential to prevent chronic complications.

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