Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad


Acute abdominal pain (left lower quadrant)

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Fat-density ovoid structure  in the left iliac fossa and abuts the sigmoid colon with surrounding inflammatory fat stranding.

Case Discussion

The findings of CT images are compatible with epiploic appendagitis.

Epiploic appendagitis is a rare self limiting inflammatory / ischaemic process involving an appendix epiploica of the colon, and may either be primary or secondary to adjacent pathology. It is an important diagnosis to make as it avoids unnecessary surgery.

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Case Information

rID: 21664
Case created: 8th Feb 2013
Last edited: 27th Aug 2016
Tag: colon
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