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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

Print version ISSN 0034-7493On-line version ISSN 1561-2945


MEDEROS CURBELO, Orestes Noel; DA COSTA FERNANDEZ, José Manuel; JEQUIN SAVARIEGO, Esther  and  RAMOS HERNANDEZ, Ricardo Ulises. Primary epiploic appendicitis and echography findings. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.1. ISSN 0034-7493.

This is the case of a woman aged 55 presenting with localized acute abdominal pain in right inferior quadrant of 12 hours of course, leukocytosis and peritoneal reaction. The abdominal echography findings showed a supposed epiploitis but the pain intensity and persistence determined the surgical intervention. Epiploic acute appendicitis is a infrequent affection that must to be suspected in case of acute pain in inferior abdominal quadrants and imaging studies are essential for preoperative diagnosis.

Keywords : Primary epiploic appendicitis; epiploitis; echography.

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