Pediatric surgical image| Volume 44, ISSUE 8, P1659-1661, August 2009

Infarction of an epiploic appendage in a pediatric patient


      Epiploic appendagitis or infarction of an epiploic appendage is an uncommon cause of abdominal pain in pediatric patients. Few cases have been reported. Diagnosis based on clinical examination alone is nearly impossible, and therefore, adjunctive radiographic measures are necessary to aid in the diagnosis, including ultrasound and computed tomography. We present the case of an 8-year-old boy whose diagnosis of epiploic infarction was suggested by computed tomography and was confirmed and treated via laparoscopy.

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