Shoulder pain: an unusual presentation of gastric ulcer

South Med J. 1989 Nov;82(11):1446-7. doi: 10.1097/00007611-198911000-00030.


This case demonstrates that shoulder pain can be the sole manifestation of a benign gastric ulcer. Thus benign gastric ulcer should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a referred shoulder pain.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic
  • Hernia, Hiatal / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Shoulder*
  • Stomach Ulcer / complications*