Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Pain in left lumbar region - 2 days.

Patient Data

Age: about 40 yrs
Gender: Female

In region of maximal tenderness (left lumbar region), there is ovoid, noncompressible, hyperechoic mass, without significant internal vascularity. Size of lesion is about 35 x 35 x 30 mm.

Local mass effect is noted without colonic wall thickening or ascites. No signs of diverticum is noted.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest epiploic appendagitis.

The main differential diagnosis is colonic diverticulitis

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Case information

rID: 21523
Published: 29th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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