LAWRENCE B. LUSK, M.D.
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To the editor: I got a stomachache as I read Benjamin and colleagues' account (1) of the woman with a migrating Angelchik prosthesis and apparently unrelated "pain in the right upper quadrant of her stomach." Although stomach is often used by patients as a synonym for abdomen, such usage in the medical literature is confusing. Indeed, in this patient we are told that after the peripatetic prosthesis was recovered from "the proximal body of the stomach" she "continued to have intermittent musculoskeletal pain in the right upper quadrant of her stomach" (italics mine).
I hate to bellyache, but I just
LUSK LB. Correction: Abdomen, Not Stomach. Ann Intern Med. ;101:151. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-1-151_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(1):151.
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