Right hypochondrium

right hypohondrium

The most common causes of pain in hypoсhondrium region are liver and biliary tract diseases and injuries. Chest, stomach, pancreas and kidney injury and diseases, also may elicit pain in this region.

The most common liver diseases:

  • acute cholecystitis, chronic cholecystitis, gallstones

  • hepatitis (toxic, alcoholic, viral)

  • hepatomegaly

  • liver tumors and cancer

  • choledocholithiasis

  • biliary diskinesia

  • blunt liver trauma

The most common chest diseases and injuries:

  • right sided pneumonia

  • rib fractures

  • pleuritis

    The most common stomach and duodenum diseases:

  • gastritis, duodenitis

  • gastric and duodenal ulcers

The most common pancreas diseases:

  • pancreatic cancer

  • acute pancreatitis

  • chronic pancreatitis

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

  • retrocaecal appendicitis

  • angina

  • myocardial infarction (heart attack)

  • renal colic

  • pyelonephritis

  • urolithiasis (kidney stones)

  • renal tumors (kidney cancer)

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