Atypical Presentations of Epiploic Appendagitis: Early Diagnosis and Non-Operative Management is the Optimal Therapy

Zackariah Clement


Epiploic appendagitis is a benign self-limiting inflammation of the appendices epiplocae of the colon. It often presents as abdominal pain rarely accompanied by fever, nausea, or vomiting or any other abdominal symptoms. It can mimick acute diverticulitis or appendicitis on clinical exam. The diagnosis of epiploic appendagitis primarily relies on imaging modalities such as CT. The treatment is analgesia and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are usually sufficient to control pain and no surgical intervention is needed. This report illustrates two cases with epiploic appendagitis who presented with atypical symptoms, clinical and radiological findings and management of this condition.

Gastroenterol Res. 2012;5(2):79-81


Epiploic appendagitis; Abdominal pain; Flank pain; Groin pain

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