Title

Infarction of an epiploic appendage in a pediatric patient.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2009

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.04.030

Abstract

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.

Journal Title

Journal of pediatric surgery

Volume

44

Issue

8

First Page

1659

Last Page

1661

MeSH Keywords

Abdominal Pain; Child; Colon; Diagnosis, Differential; Humans; Infarction; Laparoscopy; Male; Omentum; Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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