Torsion of caecal appendices epiploicae as a differential diagnosis of right iliac fossa pain

Robert Whitfield, Savio G Barreto, Thomas G Wilson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-16
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appendices
  • Torsion
  • Appendix epiploica
  • Laparoscopy

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