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A healthy, obese 38-year-old man had acute flank pain for 2 days. He also complained of a fever for 1 day. He denied haematuria, nausea, vomiting or constipation. A point-of-care abdominal ultrasound was obtained (figure 1).
What is the diagnosis?
Epiploic appendagitis (EA) is an inflammation in the epiploic appendages, which is caused by spontaneous torsion or thrombosis of the central draining vein.1 EA is a rare occurrence but a benign and self-limited condition. However, the mimics …
Contributors A characteristic point-of-care ultrasound image for epiploic appendagitis.
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Competing interests None declared.
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