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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(1), 9-11
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-1-3
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Acute Epiploic Appendagitis: A Rare Case Report

Mousa Suhail Abu Ghoush1, , Fozeya Alzaabi2 and Thamer Samha1

1Zayed Military Hospital, Internal Medicine Resident, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2Zayed Military Hospital, Gastroenterology Consultant, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Pub. Date: October 15, 2020

Cite this paper:
Mousa Suhail Abu Ghoush, Fozeya Alzaabi and Thamer Samha. Acute Epiploic Appendagitis: A Rare Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(1):9-11. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-1-3

Abstract

Acute epiploic appendagitis is a relatively rare cause of lower abdominal pain it clinically mimics other causes of acute abdomen that require surgical intervention such as acute diverticulitis or appendicitis. Here, we report a case of a 33-year-old male who presented with an acute left lower abdominal pain. Awareness of such a clinical condition with its characteristic imaging findings is important to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention.

Keywords:
abdominal computed tomography scan abdominal pain epiploic appendagitis acute abdomen

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