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.
|The American journal of emergency medicine
|Published - Nov 2012
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine