Acute appendagitis: emergency presentation and computed tomographic appearances

Subramaniam, R. (2006) Acute appendagitis: emergency presentation and computed tomographic appearances. Emergency Medicine Journal, 23 10: e53-e54.


Author Subramaniam, R.
Title Acute appendagitis: emergency presentation and computed tomographic appearances
Journal name Emergency Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1472-0205
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1136/emj.2005.033704
Volume 23
Issue 10
Start page e53
End page e54
Total pages 2
Place of publication London
Publisher B M J Publishing Group
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject CX
Abstract Acute epiploic appendagitis is an uncommon cause of abdominal pain. It is caused by torsion of an epiploic appendage or spontaneous venous thrombosis of a draining appendageal vein.1 The diagnosis of this condition primarily relies on cross-sectional imaging and is made most often after computed tomography (CT). Clinically, it is most often mistaken for acute diverticulitis. Approximately 7.1% of patients investigated to exclude sigmoid diverticulitis have imaging findings of primary epiploic appendagitis.
Q-Index Code CX

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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