Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Left iliac fossa pain. Pelvic ultrasound showed increased echogenicity of mesenteric fat in this region.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)

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

Case Discussion

Epiploic appendagitis is a self-limiting disease managed conservatively.

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Case information

rID: 14127
Published: 1st Jul 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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