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Appendicitis epiploicae: An unusual cause of acute abdomen in children

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Author(s): Gupta Vipul | Kumar Sunil

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Acute abdomen | appendicitis epiploicae | children

ABSTRACT
Appendicitis epiploicae is described as a rare entity in an 8-year-old boy presented with the features of acute abdomen simulating acute appendicitis. Surgical exploration revealed a torsion of appendices epiploicae of the cecum. The excision of infarcted epiploicae with seromuscular inversion resulted in satisfactory recovery. Authors describe this uncommon cause of pediatric acute abdomen along with the review of pertinent literature.
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