appendices epiploicae

appendices epiploicae

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The appendices epiploicae are lobular pedunculated subserosal fatty masses projecting from the anterior and posterolateral walls of the ascending and descending colon.
Normal appendices epiploicae are not visualized on routine CT examinations unless there is contrast material present, such as ascites or blood.
Secondary EA is caused by contiguous inflammatory changes of the appendices epiploicae as a result of pathology within an adjacent organ.