Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Anthony Nuñez


Focal pain in left lower quadrant. No fever. Probable diverticulitis.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Axial unenhanced CT image shows an oval area of fat attenuation and stranding adjacent to the left colon, a finding indicative of epiploic appendagitis. 

Colonic diverticulosis without inflammatory signs. No bowel thickening. 

Small left renal stone.

Case Discussion

The patient presents with abdominal pain and rebound tenderness that correlates with the location of the infarcted epiploic appendage. No surgery required.

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Case information

rID: 66224
Published: 12th Feb 2019
Last edited: 17th Feb 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University Institute CEMIC

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