Medical Mnemonics: Left iliac fossa – causes of pain

It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! Mnemonics can help you whether you’re studying for the ABIM board exam, USMLE Step exams (or any other medical board exam). Today we focus on Left illiac fossa causes of pain.

  • S – Sigmoid diverticulitis
  • U – Uteric colic
  • P – PID
  • E – Ectopic pregnancy
  • R – Rectus sheath haematoma
  • C – Colorectal carcinoma
  • L – Left sided lower lobe pneumonia
  • O – Ovarian cyst (rupture, torture)
  • T – Threatened abortion / Testicular torsion




    You can see a list of our previous Medical Mnemonics here.


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