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Natl J Med Res. 2014; 4(1): 95-97


Primer Epiploic Appendagitis Mimicking Appendix Duplication

Cağrı Tiryaki, Murat Burc Yazicioglu, Mustafa Celalettin Haksal, Ali Ciftci, Selim Yigit Yıldız.

Abstract
Introduction:
Primary epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is a rare condition characterized by inflammation of subserosal colonic adipose tissue. It can mimic acute appendicitis or acute diverticulitis in elderly patients. Though previously relatively rare, surgical diagnosis is now being more frequently employed with an increasing use of computerized tomographic scans (CT) and ultrasound. We report here on a case of PEA mimicking an appendiceal duplication with acute appendicitis. To the best of our knowledge, this is a very rare clinical entity in the literature.

Key words: Primary epiploic appendagitis, Appendix Duplication



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