Complicated Cases in GI

Anthony Kalloo, MD; Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD

Chapter 57: Abdominal Pain Following Liver Transplantation (continued)

Anurag Maheshwari, MD

A 56-year-old woman presented to the emergency room complaining of severe abdominal pain for 1 week. The pain was localized to the right upper quadrant and described as sharp and stabbing in nature. It was exacerbated by movement, lying on her right side, or by deep inspiration. There were no other associated signs or symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, or weight loss. She noted occasional fevers. She reported mild dyspnea on exertion yet ascribed it to her inability to inhale deeply due to the pain. Past medical history was remarkable for diabetes mellitus and…