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how common is it for somebody to get epiploic appendagitis

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not common: This is a fairly difficult condition to diagnose, causing abdominal pains. It can be confused with appendicitis. Sometimes it can be seen on a ct scan ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brautigan
Specializes in General Surgery
Bad luck: Epiploic appendages are normal fingerlike projections of fat from the large intestine, in rare cases, they can torse (twist) and the end of them can l ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
JUST BAD LUCK: Epiploic appendices are small fat globules that hang from the sides of the colon, and they vary in size. If one of these happens to twist on its bas ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
The great pretender!: Epiploic appendices are tear-drop shaped projections of fat that are attached to the outer wall of the large intestine. They have a propensity to twis ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
ASimpleTwist Of Fate: Epiploic appendeges are teardrop-shaped pieces of fat that are normally attached to the colon. Serendipitously, one can twist & cutoff it's blood supp ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
The great pretender!: Epiploic appendices are tear-drop shaped projections of fat that are attached to the outer wall of the large intestine. They have a propensity to twis ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brautigan
Specializes in General Surgery
Unexplained pain: The fingerlike fatty appendages can sometimes twist on themselves and constrict the blood supply. when this happens, one feels very localized pain un ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If your doctor: Could be absolutely certain that this is the cause of problems, it should resolve on its own. If it does not improve after two weeks, other causes ar ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
The great pretender!: Epiploic appendices are tear-drop shaped projections of fat that are attached to the outer wall of the large intestine. They have a propensity to twis ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
??: What symptoms are you having! How do you know you have this? Was a CT scan done? What is your WBC count? Sometimes this can be treated conservatively ... Read More
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