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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta medica Okayama|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS)
- Right-side chest pain
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)