Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Low grade pain in left iliac fossa - 2 days. No shifting of pain. No bowel/bladder disturbance.

Patient Data

Age: 24 yrs
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

At the point of pain directed by patient, there is an echogenic mass lesion abutting and causing mass effect on the colon. No vascularity / calcification / fluid cleft noted in the lesion. No colonic wall thickening is noted. No colonic diverticulum seen locally.

No dilatation of small bowel loops seen.

No other abnormality is noted on ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings favour epiploic appendagitis.

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Case Information

rID: 22087
Case created: 10th Mar 2013
Last edited: 18th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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