Acute epiploic appendagitis and its mimics.

  title={Acute epiploic appendagitis and its mimics.},
  author={Ajay K. Singh and Debra Ann Gervais and Peter F. Hahn and Pallavi Sagar and Peter R. Mueller and Robert A. Novelline},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={25 6},
Acute epiploic appendagitis most commonly manifests with acute lower quadrant pain. Its clinical features are similar to those of acute diverticulitis or, less commonly, acute appendicitis. The conditions that may mimic acute epiploic appendagitis at computed tomography (CT) include acute omental infarction, mesenteric panniculitis, fat-containing tumor, and primary and secondary acute inflammatory processes in the large bowel (eg, diverticulitis and appendicitis). Whereas the location of acute… CONTINUE READING
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