Journal of Family and Community Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--50

Acute epiploic appendagitis: A rare cause of acute abdomen and a diagnostic dilemma


Afnan F Almuhanna1, Zeead M Alghamdi2, Eiman Alshammari1 
1 Department of Surgery, King Fahad University Hospital, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Radiology, King Fahad University Hospital, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Zeead M Alghamdi
King Fahd University Hospital, P. O. Box 40157, ALKhobar, 31952, Eastern Province
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Acute epiploic appendagitis is a relatively rare cause of lower abdominal pain that clinically mimics other acute abdomen conditions that require surgery such as acute diverticulitis or appendicitis. Here, we report a case of a 50-year-old lady who presented with an unusual lower abdominal pain. Awareness of such a clinical condition with its characteristic imaging findings is important to avoid costly hospitalization, unnecessary antibiotic courses, and the morbidity and mortality associated with surgical procedures.


How to cite this article:
Almuhanna AF, Alghamdi ZM, Alshammari E. Acute epiploic appendagitis: A rare cause of acute abdomen and a diagnostic dilemma.J Fam Community Med 2016;23:48-50


How to cite this URL:
Almuhanna AF, Alghamdi ZM, Alshammari E. Acute epiploic appendagitis: A rare cause of acute abdomen and a diagnostic dilemma. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 May 16 ];23:48-50
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