Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri


One week history of left iliac fossa pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
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
Published: 6th Jul 2016
Last edited: 2nd Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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