Evaluation of the Causes of Abdominal Right Upper Quadrant Pain using Ultrasound
Abdominal Right Upper Quadrant Pain using Ultrasound
Keywords:Ultrasonography, RUQ, Pain, Abdomen, Fatty liver
The outermost upper quadrant at the right side of the abdomen is right upper quadrant, also acknowledged as epigastrium. Objective: To evaluate of the causes of abdominal right upper quadrant pain using ultrasound. Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted at private medical setup of Gujranwala, Pakistan from January 2022 to March 2022. The information required for this study was collected by using ultrasound equipment TOSHIBA XARIO 100 having probe frequency of 3.5Hz. A sample size of 70 patients was considered having abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant. The data were entered and analyzed using SPSS version 20.0. Results: Highest frequency of RUQ pain was shown in more than 45 years in females 47 (67.1%). The most common diagnosis of patients with RUQ pain was fatty liver disease 27 (38.6%) followed by Cholelithiasis 11(15.7%). Conclusion: Ultrasound is the gold standard modality for diagnosing abdominal organs diseases as it is a cheap, non-invasive and fast modality. Most common diseases diagnosing in patients with RUQ pain is fatty liver (38.6%) in old females (67.1 %).
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