Valentino's syndrome

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In medicine, Valentino's syndrome is pain presenting in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen caused by a duodenal ulcer with perforation through the retroperitoneum.

It is named after Rudolph Valentino who presented with right lower quadrant pain which turned out to be perforated peptic ulcer. He subsequently died from an infection resulting from surgery attempting to repair the perforation. The pain is caused by gastric and duodenal fluids that tend to settle in the right paracolic gutter causing peritonitis and RLQ pain (Achacoso, et al. 2012)