Epiploic Appendagitis: A challenging imaging diagnosis
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Federal University of Santa Maria,University Hospital of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Publication date: 2012-10-10
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Giordano Rafael Tronco Alves   

Federal University of Santa Maria, Department of Clinical Medicine, Roraima Avenue, 1000
Eur J Gen Med 2012;9(4):283-285
Epiploic appendagitis is a self-limited condition secondary to torsion or thrombosis of the epiploic appendages, usually followed by inflammation. The clinical findings are non-specific, leading to frequent misdiagnosis situations. On the other hand, the Computed Tomography (CT) features of epiploic appendagitis are quite typical and well described. Therefore, physicians should consider the diagnostic role of CT in this underdiagnosed challenging disease.
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