Torsion of the appendices epiploicae of the caecum is uncommon. We encountered a 48 year old woman whose clinical presentation was suspicious of acute appendicitis. Diagnostic laparoscopy revealed a gangrenous caecal appendix epiploica. We report this case as it highlights the myriad of differential diagnoses for pain in the right iliac fossa and the utility of diagnostic laparoscopy in such patients.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||International Journal of Colorectal Disease|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|
- Appendix epiploica