Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

Presentation

Acute left iliac fossa pain. Ultrasound examination revealed no specific findings. Contrast-enhanced CT was performed.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
CT

Abnormal fat density in left iliac fossa adjacent to the sigmoid colon - led to the diagnosis of epiploic appendagitis.

Other: left renal calculus, splenule.

Case Discussion

Patient was managed conservatively with IV antibiotics.

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Case information

rID: 17902
Published: 23rd May 2012
Last edited: 29th Jan 2021
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