Epiploic appendagitis - ascending colon

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi

Presentation

Right flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

 Ovoid structure of fat-density lateral to the ascending colon with a thin peripheral hyperdense rim "hyperattenuating ring sign", and small central hyperdense dot (most likely representing a thrombosed vascular pedicle), and surrounding inflammatory fat stranding.

Case Discussion

CT features most consistent with epiploic appendagitis.

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