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Can you clarify what epiploic appendagitis really is?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Twisted Fat on Colon

Epiploic appendices are teardrop shaped pieces of fat that everyone has attached to the outer wall of their large intestine.
They can twist on themselves, leading to inflammation and pain in the abdomen. This is a benign and self-limiting problem that requires no treatment, however, it can be mistaken for other more serious problems, especially appendicitis when the pain is in the right-lower area.

In brief: Twisted Fat on Colon

Epiploic appendices are teardrop shaped pieces of fat that everyone has attached to the outer wall of their large intestine.
They can twist on themselves, leading to inflammation and pain in the abdomen. This is a benign and self-limiting problem that requires no treatment, however, it can be mistaken for other more serious problems, especially appendicitis when the pain is in the right-lower area.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: See below

Epiploic appendages are fatty tissue that are on the outside of the colon.
Sometimes they get twisted and can cause pain and fever. Usually this will not require surgery and will resolve with some antibiotics.

In brief: See below

Epiploic appendages are fatty tissue that are on the outside of the colon.
Sometimes they get twisted and can cause pain and fever. Usually this will not require surgery and will resolve with some antibiotics.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Thank
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