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S D Med. 2006 Dec;59(12):511, 513.

Infarcted epiploic appendage of the vermiform appendix masquerading as acute appendicitis.

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Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, USA.

Abstract

Infrequent causes of right lower quadrant pain that mimic acute appendicitis include infarcted epiploic appendages. Although usually located in the colon, we report the very rare case of an infarcted epiploic appendage located directly on the serosal surface of the appendix itself. In a patient with right lower quadrant pain, the diagnosis of infarcted epiploic appendages is rarely made preoperatively and the incidence is rare. Definitive treatment is excision.

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