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Revista Colombiana de Cirugía

Print version ISSN 2011-7582
On-line version ISSN 2619-6107

Abstract

MOLINARES AREVALO, Beatriz; CASTRILLON, Germán Alberto  and  RESTREPO, Rodrigo. Epiploic appendagitis: Report of four cases. rev. colomb. cir. [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.3, pp.196-200. ISSN 2011-7582.

Epiploic appendagitis is a benign, self-limiting and rare entity. Clinical picture consists of focalized abdominal pain accompanied by elevation of the leukocyte count and normal or slightly elevated blood sedimentation rate. Epiploic appendagitis usually simulates an acute abdominal entity such as appendicitis or diverticulitis. This entity presents typical findings on CT, a fact that aids the surgeon in avoiding unnecessary operations. We hereby present four cases and a literature review.

Keywords : omentum; appendicitis; abdominal pain; spiral computed tomography.

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