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Paracolic echogenic mass in a man with lower abdominal pain. Is epiploic appendagitis more common than previously thought?
  1. J M Hanson,
  2. A W Kam
  1. Department of Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Hanson
 DIO, St James Hospital, St James Street, Dublin 8, jhonson{at}

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The aim of this presentation is to raise awareness of this relatively benign condition when evaluating those patients presenting with lower quadrant pain, in particular, left lower quadrant pain.

The image in fig 1 depicts the typical ultrasound appearance of epiploic appendagitis. Historically a rare surgical diagnosis, it is increasingly being recognised on ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) examinations. Epiploic appendagitis …

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  • Competing interests: none declared