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What causes epiploic appendagitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: 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 supply, causing pain. Fortunately, this causes no further problems however this can be mistaken for other diseases like appendicitis or diverticulitis. Prior to ct, we often found this out in surgery; nowadays, this is often avoided.

In brief: 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 supply, causing pain. Fortunately, this causes no further problems however this can be mistaken for other diseases like appendicitis or diverticulitis. Prior to ct, we often found this out in surgery; nowadays, this is often avoided.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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