Acute nontraumatic torticollis in a patient with right lower quadrant pain: case report
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CitationYaylak F, Zeren S, Bayhan Z, Bademci R, Devir C. Acute nontraumatic torticollis in a patient with right lower quadrant pain: case report. Pan Afr Med J. 2015 Jul 27;21:218. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2015.21.218.5984.
Right lower quadrant pain is one of the most common symptoms of the emergency patients. For accurate diagnosis and treatment; the patients must be questioned and examined very well. Also accompanying conditions due to right lower quadrant pain may be noticed. In this case presentation, we discussed a patient who was presented with right lower quadrant pain and cervical dystonia. By limiting the usage of metoclopramide the patient was followed seamlessly. In this case presentation we want to accentuate that a patient who with abdominal pain may be presented with rare symptoms such of dystonia. In such conditions a detailed anamnesis and physical examination are the first steps of the evaluation to prevent potential hazardous outcomes. In particular, a surgeon must be always carefully while taking history and examining the patient.