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)
Reichert JA, Valle RF. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis SyndromeA Laparoscopic Approach. JAMA. 1976;236(3):266–268. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270030020021