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Epiploic Appendagitis

Angus MacDonald, MD and Heidi James, MD
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The colon has up to several hundred epiploic appendages; their role in the body is unknown at this time.   Epiploic appendagitis is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain. These appendages have their own blood supply, and can tort on their stalk resulting in acute inflammation and pain.  Epiploic Appendagitis a radiographic diagnosis, made on CT imaging.  Treatment is symptomatic.

 

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