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  • Impact Factor: 1.809**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2474-1655
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655
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Major Scope

  •  Microbiology
  •  Surgery Cases
  •  Genetics
  •  Gastric Cancer
  •  Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
  •  Hepatitis
  •  Forensic and Legal Medicine
  •  Infectious Disease


Citation: Ann Clin Case Rep. 2016;1(1):1100.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655.1100

Valentino′s Syndrome: A Life-Threatening Mimic of Acute Appendicitis

Andrea Austin

Department of Emergency Medicine, Naval Medical Center San Diego, USA

*Correspondance to: Andrea Austin 

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Perforated ulcers are a rare cause of abdominal pain, and may not be considered when pain is localized to the right lower quadrant (RLQ). This case highlights an unusual presentation of a perforated duodenal ulcer that presented with RLQ pain, which has been described as Valentino’s Syndrome. Valentino’s Syndrome occurs when gastric or duodenal fluids collect in the right paracolic gutter causing focal peritonitis and RLQ pain. This case highlights that perforated ulcers, while an uncommon cause of RLQ pain, must remain on the differential of any patient that has an abdominal examination consistent with peritonitis.


Valentino’s syndrome; Acute appendicitis

Cite the Article:

Andrea Austin. Valentino′s Syndrome: A Life-Threatening Mimic of Acute Appendicitis. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2016; 1: 1100.

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