Epiploic appendigitis

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi

Presentation

Acute left iliac fossa pain for five days.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
CT

A fat-density ovoid structure adjacent to colon in the left iliac fossa with surrounding inflammatory changes.
No evidence of proximal colonic dilatation.
No free air in the peritoneal cavity to suggest bowel perforation.

Case Discussion

Epiploic appendagitis is a rare self limiting inflammatory/ischaemic process involving an appendix epiploica of the colon.

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Case information

rID: 57032
Case created: 4th Dec 2017
Last edited: 6th Dec 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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