Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Left sided abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

There is a 3cm focus of peripherally enhancing fat adjacent to the descending colon, typical of epiploic appendagitis. No free fluid or free gas.

Case Discussion

Epiploic appendagitis has a characteristic appearance on CT and needs to be sought in patients with acute abdominal pain, as it may mimic other more common causes, such as appendicitis. 

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Case Information

rID: 32790
Case created: 15th Dec 2014
Last edited: 1st Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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