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J Korean Soc Ultrasound Med. 2013 Dec;32(4):298-301. Korean. Case Report.
Jeon J , Lee K , Kim MJ , Ha H , Kim ES , Moon JH , Hwang HJ .
Department of Radiology, Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University of Korea. kwanseop@hallym.or.kr
Abstract

Primary epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is a condition that results from spontaneous torsion, ischemia, or inflammation of an epiploic appendage. This condition is manifested by localized abdominal pain and tenderness, which is often mistaken for diverticulitis or appendicitis in the adult population. PEA is a self-limiting disease, and differential diagnosis with surgical condition is important in order to prevent unnecessary surgery. Although it is commonly reported in adults, it is rarely reported in the pediatric population. We report on the radiologic findings of two cases of PEA in a 12- and a 17-year-old boy, focusing on sonographic findings.

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