Table 1

Clinical data of ten patients with epiploic appendagitis

Patient Number

Sex

Age

Site

Temperature

WBC (4.4–11.3/NL)

CRP (< 0,5 MG/DL)

Radiologic Diagnosis CT-Scan

Radiologic Diagnosis Sonography

Duration of Pain (days)

Symptoms typically for

Operative diagnosis

Size (cm)

Localisation

Treatment


1

F

42

RLQ

37.5

9000

0.1

EA

EA

2

Acute appendicitis

EA

2 × 1.5

Caecum

Laparoscopic Excision of the EA

2

M

35

LLQ

37

7200

0.1

NPF

NPF

1 (recurrent pain one month before for 2 days)

Diverticulitis

EA

2 × 3.5

Upper Sigmoid Colon

Laparoscopic Excision of the EA

3

M

52

RLQ

37.1

10.400

1.3

n.a.

NPF

4

Acute appendicitis

EA

2.5 × 5

Sigmoid Colon (Massive Elongated) reaching to the RIF

Laparoscopic Excision of the EA

4

F

76

LLQ

37.0

5700

1.5

Tumorlike thickening of the sigmoid colon wall, fat isodense, Liposarcoma DD: EA

NPF

3

Diverticulitis

Adhesions of fat to the left inferior abdominal wall, EA torsion between the Adhesions

2 × 4

Upper Sigmoid Colon

Laparoscopic Excision of the EA

5

M

40

LLQ

37.3

11.400

0.2

EA

NPF

2 (recurrent pain one month before for 3 days)

Diverticulitis

Adhesions of the distal Colon descendens to the abdominal wall. EA torsion between the Adhesions.

1 × 1

Upper-Sigmoid Colon

Laparoscopic Excision of the EA

6

F

75

LLQ

37.1

6200

0.4

Bilateral Ovarial Cancer

Abdominal mass

3

Bilateral Ovarial Cancer

Ovarian Cancer and EA

2 × 1.5

Sigmoid Colon

Excision of the Ovarial Cancer and the EA

7

M

34

LLQ

37.2

9400

0.9

EA

EA

2 (recurrent pain one month before for 1 day)

Diverticulitis

EA

n.a.

Sigmoid Colon

Laparoscopic Excision of the EA

8

M

27

LLQ

36.9

8300

0.5

n.a.

EA

1

EA

n.a.

2.5 × 4

n.a.

Conservative Therapy

9

M

28

LLQ

37.3

10900

0.5

EA

NPF

2 (recurrent pain one and two months before for 2 days)

EA

EA

1.5 × 4.5

Upper Sigmoid Colon

Laparoscopic Excision of the EA

10

M

37

LLQ

37.2

7600

0.4

EA

NPF

3

Diverticulitis

EA

2 × 3

Descending Sigmoid Colon

Laparoscopic Excision of the EA


Legend: Site = site of the pain; WBC = white blood cell count prior to surgery; EA = Epiploic appendagitis; RLQ = right lower quadrant; LLQ = left lower quadrant; NPF = no pathological finding; n.a. = not available

Sand et al. BMC Surgery 2007 7:11   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-7-11

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