Epiploic appendagitis

Case contributed by 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
  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

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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