Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Acute abdominal pain (left lower quadrant)

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

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
Published: 8th Feb 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: colon
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