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Acute Epiploic Appendagitis: Report of Six Cases and Review of Literature

Journal: Journal of Clinical Case Studies (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 1-4

Keywords : Appendagitis; Appendicitis; Acute abdomen; Thrombosis; Diverticulitis;

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Appendagitis has always been considered as a diagnosis of exclusion. Most of the times it is diagnosed incidentally. The majority of patients present flank pain, right and/or left iliac fossa pain with few other symptoms. These findings lead usually the physician toward a surgical disease. Imaging is very important to confirm the diagnosis of appendagitis and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and surgeries. In this article, we present five cases of acute appendagitis that have had nearly similar symptoms at presentation and while we were suspecting more severe diseases on their admission at emergency department (ER). The five patients received only medical treatment for their conditions and were discharged home the same day to be reviewed few weeks later and showed complete resolution of the appendagitis on follow up imaging.

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