left upper quadrant


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left upper quadrant

Physical exam The region of the body containing the stomach, spleen and tail of pancreas
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The maximum intensity point remained in the left upper quadrant in two patients.
4) Symptoms typically include intermittent left upper quadrant pain due to ischemia in torsed splenules, but they can progress to an acute abdomen in more severe cases.
Previous cases of carcinosarcoma of the spleen by Roa et al (1), Westra et al (2), and Shah et al (3), all describe a presentation of left upper quadrant pain.
A 43-year-old woman was hospitalized for a detailed examination due to pancytopenia that was diagnosed during an examination related to left upper quadrant abdominal pain.
There is a suggestion of the incus and stapes in the left upper quadrant, although a clean view is not possible because of the thick pus covering these structures.
Case 1: A 41-year-old man presented with sharp pain localized to the left upper quadrant for 1 day.
A 21-year-old healthy Hispanic construction worker presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history of fever and persistent pain in the left upper quadrant of his abdomen.
A subsequent CT scan showed an 18cm x 8cm mass related to the stomach that was displacing other organs in the left upper quadrant (Figure 2).
The assistant's port is placed in the left upper quadrant near Palmer's point (the point 3 cm below the last rib in the left midclavicular line).
Abdominal ultrasound revealed moderate left hydronephrosis and a large left upper quadrant mass of mixed echogenicity and unknown origin.
2) Other physical findings include failure to thrive and wasting caused by protein loss or left upper quadrant abdominal pain caused by splenic involvement.
He also reported right and left upper quadrant pain.