Saturday March 25, 2006
Q: What is Valentino's Syndrome ?
A: A duodenal ulcer with retroperitoneal perforation presenting with pain in the right lower quadrant is called Valentino's syndrome. Usually surgery can be avoided and treatment is hydration and antibiotics.
Read case presentation with radiological findings here.
(Reference: NEJM, Volume 354:e9, Number 10, March 9, 2006)