Epiploic appendagitis – clinical characteristics of an uncommon surgical diagnosis

  title={Epiploic appendagitis – clinical characteristics of an uncommon surgical diagnosis},
  author={Michael Sand and Marcos Gelos and Falk Georges Bechara and Daniel Sand and Till H. Wiese and Lars Steinstraesser and Benno Mann},
  journal={BMC Surgery},
  pages={11 - 11}
BACKGROUND Epiploic appendagitis (EA) is a rare cause of focal abdominal pain in otherwise healthy patients with mild or absent secondary signs of abdominal pathology. It can mimick diverticulitis or appendicitis on clinical exam. The diagnosis of EA is very infrequent, due in part to low or absent awareness among general surgeons. The objective of this work was to review the authors' experience and describe the clinical presentation of EA. METHODS All patients diagnosed with EA between… CONTINUE READING
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