Epiploic appendagitis

  • Infection of an epiploic appendage
  • Most common in sigmoid or caecum
  • Acute pain and tenderness similar to diverticulitis or appendicitis
  • Resolves in 2 weeks time
  • USG: non-compressible pericolic hyperechoic ovoid mass immediately under anterior abdominal wall
  • CT: focal hyperattenuation with central area of fat density
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Singh, Ajay K., et al. “Acute epiploic appendagitis and its mimics.” Radiographics 25.6 (2005): 1521-1534.