Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2013;32(4): 298-301.
Primary Epiploic Appendagitis in Children: Report of Two Cases.
Junyeong Jeon, Kwanseop Lee, Min Jeong Kim, Hongil Ha, Eun Soo Kim, Jin Hee Moon, Hye Jeon Hwang
Department of Radiology, Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University of Korea. kwanseop@hallym.or.kr
  Published online: December 31, 2013.
ABSTRACT
Primary epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is a condition that results from spontaneous torsion, ischemia, or inflammation of an epiploic appendage. This condition is manifested by localized abdominal pain and tenderness, which is often mistaken for diverticulitis or appendicitis in the adult population. PEA is a self-limiting disease, and differential diagnosis with surgical condition is important in order to prevent unnecessary surgery. Although it is commonly reported in adults, it is rarely reported in the pediatric population. We report on the radiologic findings of two cases of PEA in a 12- and a 17-year-old boy, focusing on sonographic findings.
Keywords: Primary epiploic appendagitis; Pediatrics; Ultrasonography; Computed tomography
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