Abdominal pain, left upper quadrant


Don’t miss

  • Left lower lobe pneumonia
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Pyelonephritis


  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease (gastric)
  • Splenomegaly, eg, leukemia, lymphoma
  • Left lower lobe pneumonia
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Myocardial ischemia or pericarditis
  • Ruptured spleen, eg, trauma, mononucleosis
  • Splenic infarct, eg, endocarditis
  • Urinary calculi
  • Functional or nonulcer dyspepsia
  • Gastric cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Herpes zoster
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Trauma or musculoskeletal pain
  • Herniated disk
  • Abdominal abscess
  • Physical or sexual abuse

See related DDx

Abdominal pain, left upper quadrant is a sample topic from the Diagnosaurus.

To view other topics, please or .

Emergency Central is a collection of disease, drug, and test information including 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, Davis’s Drug, McGraw-Hill Medical’s Diagnosaurus®, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and MEDLINE Journals created for emergency medicine professionals. .