Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Patient complains of pain in region of left iliac fossa. Pelvic ultrasound showed increased echogenicity of mesenteric fat in this region.

Patient Data

Age: 64
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Fat-density ovoid structure adjacent to colon and surrounding inflammatory fat stranding.

Case Discussion

Epiploic appendagitis is a self limiting disease, and thus correct identification on CT prevents unnecessary surgery.

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Case information

rID: 14127
Case created: 1st Jul 2011
Last edited: 9th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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