Epiploic appendagitis and omental infarction.

  title={Epiploic appendagitis and omental infarction.},
  author={Adriaan C van Breda Vriesman and A J de Mol van Otterloo and Julien B. C. M. Puylaert},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  volume={167 10},
Epiploic appendagitis and omental infarction are benign self-limiting disorders. They are uncommon, though more common than is generally assumed. In both diseases the main clinical symptom is non-specific focal abdominal pain, with a normal or moderately raised white blood cell count and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. These findings often mimic an abdominal surgical emergency, which leads to clinical misdiagnosis of more common conditions such as appendicitis or diverticulitis. This may result… CONTINUE READING