Reference : L'appendagite epiploique. Un diagnostic meconnu.
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Human health sciences : Radiology, nuclear medicine & imaging
L'appendagite epiploique. Un diagnostic meconnu.
[en] Epiploic appendagitis, an ignored diagnosis
Jobe, Jérôme mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Urgences >]
Ghuysen, Alexandre mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Réanimation - Urgence extrahospitalière >]
Meunier, Paul mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Imagerie médicale >]
D'Orio, Vincenzo mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Médecine d'urgence - bioch. et phys. hum. normales et path. >]
Revue Médicale de Liège
Hopital de Baviere
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[en] Abdominal Pain/etiology ; Adult ; Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use ; Appendicitis/pathology/radiography ; Colitis/complications/diagnosis/drug therapy ; Colon, Descending/pathology ; Diagnosis, Differential ; Female ; Humans ; Ibuprofen/therapeutic use ; Peritoneum ; Risk Factors ; Tomography, X-Ray Computed ; Torsion Abnormality/complications/diagnosis/drug therapy ; Treatment Outcome
[en] Epiploic appendagitis is the term used to describe the inflammation of an epiploic appendage. These small masses of fat distributed along the colon, from the caecum to the recto-sigmoid junction can inflammate by torsion, spontaneously or secondarily with the inflammation of an anatomical structure in the neighbourhood. Symptomatology may mimic retro-caecal appendicitis or diverticulitis and the diagnosis by CT avoids unnecessary surgery or hospitalization. Indeed, under conservative treatment by AINS and analgesics, symptomatology regresses in about five days. In this article, we relate the case of a patient with a typical clinical presentation, to remind the elements of this pathological entity.

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