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.
Journal of pediatric surgery
Abdominal Pain; Child; Colon; Diagnosis, Differential; Humans; Infarction; Laparoscopy; Male; Omentum; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Abdominal pain; computed tomography; laparoscopy
Fraser, J. D., Aguayo, P., Leys, C. M., St Peter, S. D., Ostlie, D. J. Infarction of an epiploic appendage in a pediatric patient. Journal of pediatric surgery 44, 1659-1661 (2009).