Torsion, necrosis, and inflammation of an epiploic appendix of the large bowel: A diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma

Achilles N. Chatziioannou, Panayiotis J. Asimacopoulos, Robert S. Malone, Spyros G. Pneumaticos, Hazim J. Safi

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Abstract

We present the case of a young patient with abdominal pain of 3 weeks’ duration and a preoperative presumptive diagnosis of acute appendicitis, diverticulitis, colon perforation, or possibly neoplasm. Even after resection of a large mass involving the right colon, the diagnosis was not confirmed until surgical pathology identified torsion, partial necrosis, and inflammation of an epiploic appendix of the right colon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)662-663
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume88
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1995

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  • Medicine(all)

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