Epiploic appendages

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Abdominal fullness - about 2 months.

Patient Data

Age: 65 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

There is ascites with tiny mobile echoes in abdomen and pelvis.There are vertically oriented echogenic projections from colonic wall. Underlying colonic wall shows normal thickness.

Case Discussion

Case shows normal intra-abdominal structure - epiploic appendages. They are better seen in the presence of ascties.

( Note : Aspiration of ascitic fluid revealed malignant etiology. Further work up is not available. )

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Case Information

rID: 51255
Case created: 8th Feb 2017
Last edited: 12th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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