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Gaillard F, Epiploic appendagitis. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-32790
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Left sided abdominal pain.
Age: 25 years
From the case: Epiploic appendagitis
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Axial C+ portal venous phase
There is a 3cm focus of peripherally enhancing fat adjacent to the descending colon, typical of epiploic appendagitis. No free fluid or free gas.
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.