Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome

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Background

"Violin string sign", adhesions between the liver and abdominal wall.

Clinical Features[1]

Differential Diagnosis

RUQ Pain

Diagnosis

  • Aminotransferases usually normal or mildly elevated [1]
    • Generally not markedly elevated [2][3]
  • If CT obtained, may show inflammatory changes in pelvic and perihepatic regions
  • Ultimately a diagnosis of exclusion with supporting evidence of gonorrhea or chlamydia

Management

Disposition

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Livengood et al. Clinical features and diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease. Uptodate.
  2. Curtis AH. A cause of adhesion in the right upper quadrant.JAMA. 1930;94(16):1221-1222. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710420033012.
  3. Peter, N. G.; Clark, L. R.; Jaeger, J. R. (2004). "Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome: a diagnosis to consider in women with right upper quadrant pain". Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine 71 (3): 233–239. doi:10.3949/ccjm.71.3.233. PMID 15055246