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July 19, 1976

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis SyndromeA Laparoscopic Approach

Author Affiliations

From the departments of obstetrics and gynecology, St Louis Park (Dr Reichert) and Hennepin (Dr Valle) medical centers, and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis.

JAMA. 1976;236(3):266-268. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270030020021

Four of our patients had classical Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. Persistent right upper-quadrant pain prompted extensive medical evaluation; antibiotic therapy failed to relieve the symptoms. In each case, laparoscopy proved to be an ideal method for obtaining definitive diagnosis and therapy. Typical perihepatic violin-string adhesions were cauterized and divided under direct vision, with dramatic resolution of symptoms.

(JAMA 236:266-268, 1976)