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What is epiploic appendagitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 twist, which may cut-off its blood supply and cause acute pain.This is a self-limiting condition that does not require any treatment. When this occurs on the right side, it is often mistaken for appendicitis, unless a skilled radiologist finds this on ct.

In brief: 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 twist, which may cut-off its blood supply and cause acute pain.This is a self-limiting condition that does not require any treatment. When this occurs on the right side, it is often mistaken for appendicitis, unless a skilled radiologist finds this on ct.
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