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Epiploic Appendagitis Mimicking Acute Appendicitis: An Osteopathic Case Report

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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Cureus. 2022 Dec 14;14(12):e32499.doi: 10.7759/cureus.32499.

Authors:

Justin Chin, Basilia Oseguera, Kevin Hon, Christine M Lomiguen, Thomas McBride

Abstract.

Acute epiploic appendagitis is a rare cause of abdominal pain, often misdiagnosed as acute appendicitis or diverticulitis given similar clinical presentation and findings. The treatment is supportive care and is typically self-limited. The osteopathic structural exam can give insight into pathology and in this case, was suggestive of a non-appendiceal origin of her pain, in which emergent surgery could be avoided. Requiring computerized tomography to identify, acute epiploic appendagitis is a rare cause of abdominal pain and should be considered in the differential diagnosis.

Publication Date: 

2022 Dec

OEID: 

6841

Chin, J., Oseguera, B., Hon, K., Lomiguen, MC., Mcbride, T. (2022) 'Epiploic Appendagitis Mimicking Acute Appendicitis: An Osteopathic Case Report ', Cureus. 2022 Dec 14;14(12):e32499.doi: 10.7759/cureus.32499.

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