Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta


intense acute left iliac fossa pain

Patient Data

Age: 48 years
Gender: Female

persistent echogenic fat seen in left iliac fossa at site of maximum probe tenderness


fat stranding seen adjacent to descending colon

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the typical findings of epiploic appendagitis.

The fat stranding is close apposed to the colonic wall with no evidence of diverticulae. Further there is no adjacent bowel thickening.

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Case information

rID: 18968
Published: 30th Jul 2012
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
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