epiploic appendix

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omental appendices

one of a number of little processes or sacs of peritoneum filled with adipose tissue and projecting from the serous coat of the large intestine, except the rectum; they are most evident on the transverse and sigmoid colon, being most numerous along the free tenia.
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In the present case, whether inflamed and fused epiploic appendages or mechanical intestinal obstruction caused acute abdomen is similar to the chicken and egg situation.
These infarcted appendages undergo fat necrosis and calcify and may either stay attached to the colon or detach to become peritoneal loose bodies or "parasitized epiploic appendages" by reattaching to surfaces within the abdominal cavity, like the spleen (3).
The affected epiploic appendage, adherent to the colonic wall, is frequently found to be surrounded by a hypoechoic border during USG (1).
Epiploic appendages are small fat-filled, serosa-covered pedunculated structures on the external surface of the colon measuring 1 to 2 cm thick and 0.5 to 5 cm long.