Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri


One week history of left iliac fossa pain.

Patient Data

Age: 33
Gender: Male

There is an approximately 4 x 2 x 1.5 cm fat density ovoid structure adjacent to the descending colon on the anterior and lateral border, with internal stranding and thickening of the adjacent pericolic gutter. The adjacent descending colonic wall is slightly thickened. 

Case Discussion

The appearances are in keeping with epiploic appendagitis. It can mimic diverticulitis.

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Case information

rID: 46489
Case created: 6th Jul 2016
Last edited: 19th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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