Omental Infarction and Epiploic Appendagitis - SNguyen

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Omental Infarction and Epiploic Appendagitis Scott Nguyen MD Oct 10, 2006
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Epiploic Appendagitis
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Omental Infarction Segment of Omentum succeptible to infarction as a result of torsion or venous thrombosis Primary and Secondary Predilection for Right Abdomen
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Risk Factors for Torsion or Infarction OBESITY Fat accumulation in appendices – pedunculated nature and mobility increase chances of torsion Fat deposition may outgrow the bloody supply predisposing to ischemia Heavy exercise and excessive stretching – excess movement of omentum
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European Radiology 1999 1886-92
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Epiploic Appendigits J Clinical Ultrasound 2002 30:481-95
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Epiploic Appendagitis often misdiagnosed as Diverticulitis
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Omental Infarction More often found at exploration for possible appendicitis Higher likelihood of resection Several reports in children, especially obese
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Normal Epiploic Appendices
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