Epiploic appendix | definition of epiploic appendix by Medical dictionary
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omental appendices [TA]
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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Torsion of an epiploic appendix
pretending as acute appendicitis.
Abdominal and pelvic computed tomography (CT) with intravenous contrast demonstrated an oval lesion with fat attenuation and associated inflammatory changes within the RLQ adjacent to the wall of the ascending colon, representing a torsed epiploic appendix
(Figure 1, arrow).
Strangulated small bowel obstruction related to chronic torsion of an epiploic appendix
: CT findings.