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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Mar;9(1):98-102. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2006.
Copyright © 2006 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Epiploic Appendagitis Presented with Right Lower Quadrant Pain of Abdomen
Hyo Cheol Kang, Ji Hyung Nam, Se Yun Jeon, Gyeong Hee Yoo, and Young Tong Kim*
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea.
*Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea.

An inflammation of an epiploic appendage is a relatively rare cause of acute abdominal pain. It can be clinically misdiagnosed as either acute appendicitis or diverticulitis. Judicious interpretation of imaging with ultrasound or computed tomography may lead to an early diagnosis and prevent unnecessary surgical or medical treatment. Conservative treatment of symptoms is usually sufficient. We have experienced a case of epiploic appendagitis treated by conservative management and report this case with the review of the literature.

Keywords: Epiploic appendagitis; Acute appendicitis; Diverticulitis