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Acute abdominal pain (left lower quadrant).
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Fat-density ovoid structure in the left iliac fossa and abuts the sigmoid colon with surrounding inflammatory fat stranding.
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The findings of CT images are compatible with epiploic appendagitis.
Epiploic appendagitis is a rare self-limiting inflammatory / ischemic 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.
- 1. Singh A, Gervais D, Hahn P, Rhea J, Mueller P. CT Appearance of Acute Appendagitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004;183(5):1303-7. doi:10.2214/ajr.183.5.1831303 - Pubmed
- 2. Singh A, Gervais D, Hahn P, Sagar P, Mueller P, Novelline R. Acute Epiploic Appendagitis and Its Mimics. Radiographics. 2005;25(6):1521-34. doi:10.1148/rg.256055030 - Pubmed
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