A Rare Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain: Primary Appendagitis
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Primary appendagitis epiploica - one of the causes of acute abdominal pain - is a self-limited rare benign inflammatory condition involving the colonic epiploic appendages. Their therapy is conservative and clinically mimics other conditions requiring surgery such as acute appendicitis or omental torsion. However, being a quite rare condition is the reason they are usually neglected by both the surgeon and the radiologist. However the computed tomography (CT) findings are rather characteristic and pathognomonic. Thus, to consider CT as the diagnostic modality of choice is extremely important in order to diagnose the condition and to avoid unnecessary surgical interventions. This is a paper reporting an acute abdominal pain case of primary appendicitis epiploica diagnosed using computed tomography.