Epigastrium

epigastrium

Pain in the epigastric region of the abdomen

The most common causes of pain in the left hypoсhondrium region are diseases and injuries of esophagus, stomach, pancreas.

The most common esophagus and stomach diseases includes:

  • esophagitis

  • gastritis

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • esophageal and stomach cancer, especially in the late stage

  • achalasia

  • diaphragmatic hernia

  • perforative gastric ulcer

The most common pancreas diseases includes:

  • acute and chronic pancreatitis

  • pancreatic tumors

In this region may be also radiating pain in the following cases:

  • angina

  • myocardial infarction (heart attack)

  • pericarditis

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