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Fitz–Hugh–Curtis syndrome in a male patient due to urinary tract infection

  • Tae Oh Jeong
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
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  • Ji Soo Song
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    Department of Radiology, Chonbuk National University Medical School and Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
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  • Tae Hwan Oh
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
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  • Jae Baek Lee
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
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  • Young Ho Jin
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
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  • Jae Chol Yoon
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    Corresponding author. Department of Emergency Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, 20 Gunji-ro (634-18, Geumam-dong), Jeonju-si, Jeonlabuk-do 561-712, Korea. Tel.: +82 63 250 1523; fax: +82 63 250 1075.
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    Department of Emergency Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
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      Abstract

      Fitz–Hugh–Curtis syndrome (FHCS) is inflammation of the liver capsule usually associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. FHCS has been rarely reported in male patients, and hematogenous and lymphatic spread to the liver is thought to be the underlying mechanism. Although a confirmatory diagnosis was made by laparoscopy, contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan is considered the first-line imaging tool in clinical diagnosis of FHCS. We report a case of FHCS that developed in a young male patient with a urinary tract infection.

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