Intraabdominal focal fat infarction in a 75-year-old woman presenting as acute abdomen.

Shitij Arora, Hemant Goyal, Prachi Aggarwal, Frantz Duffoo, Thara Basavaiah, Jigar Patel, Afzal Hossain

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Abstract

Epiploic appendagitis is a rare, self-limiting inflammation of the epiploic appendices or omental appendices. It presents as abdominal pain often misdiagnosed as appendicitis, cholecystitis, or diverticulitis. Epiploic appendagitis can be treated conservatively with anti-inflammatory and pain medications. It is important to diagnose this etiology of abdominal pain in order to avoid long-term hospital stay and other medical expenses including surgery. In this case report we present a rare case of epiploic appendagitis that presents in a 75 year old female patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2096.e3-5
JournalThe American journal of emergency medicine
Volume30
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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    Arora, S., Goyal, H., Aggarwal, P., Duffoo, F., Basavaiah, T., Patel, J., & Hossain, A. (2012). Intraabdominal focal fat infarction in a 75-year-old woman presenting as acute abdomen. The American journal of emergency medicine, 30(9), 2096.e3-5.