Epiploic appendagitis in pregnancy (MRI)
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34/40 pregnant. Acute left lower quadrant pain and tenderness. No raised inflammatory markers. Inconclusive ultrasound.
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Anterior to the descending colon, and abutting it, is an ovoid structure with heterogeneous signal within and a thin rim of hyperintensity appreciated best on fat-suppressed images. There is also some hyperintensity within the adjacent abdominal wall. The colon itself looks normal. The appearances are consistent with epiploic appendagitis.
Physiologic hydronephrosis also noted.
MRI enabled the diagnosis of epiploic appendagitis to be made, and the patient made an uneventful recovery.