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European Radiology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 183–186 | Cite as

Epiploic appendagitis: color Doppler sonographic findings

  • E. M. Danse
  • B. E Van Beers
  • V. Baudrez
  • C. Pauls
  • Y. Baudrez
  • A. Kartheuser
  • F. Thys
  • J. Pringot
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze the color Doppler sonographic findings in primary epiploic appendagitis. Color Doppler sonographic findings of ten patients with primary epiploic appendagitis were reviewed. The following sonographic features were analyzed: identification of a mass adjacent to the colonic wall; identification of spotty color areas with arterial flow in this mass and detection of abnormalities of the colonic wall adjacent to the infiltrated fatty tissue. A well-delineated hyperechoic mass adjacent to the colonic wall was detected in each patient with sonography. No colonic wall abnormalities were observed nor color Doppler signal in and around the hyperechoic area. Absence of flow at color Doppler sonography is an additional feature of epiploic appendagitis.

Key words Abdomen Acute conditions Epiploic appendices Omentum 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Danse
    • 1
  • B. E Van Beers
    • 1
  • V. Baudrez
    • 1
  • C. Pauls
    • 2
  • Y. Baudrez
    • 3
  • A. Kartheuser
    • 4
  • F. Thys
    • 5
  • J. Pringot
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, St. Luc University Hospital, Avenue Hippocrate, 10, 1200 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: + 32-2-7 64 16 19 Fax: + 32-2-7 70 55 74BE
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, St. Pierre Hospital, 1340 Ottignies, BelgiumBE
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Regional Hospital, 5000 Namur, BelgiumBE
  4. 4.Department of Surgery, Université Catholique de Louvain, St. Luc University Hospital, Avenue Hippocrate, 10, 1200 Brussels, BelgiumBE
  5. 5.Department of Emergency and Critical Care, Université Catholique de Louvain, St. Luc University Hospital, Avenue Hippocrate, 10, 1200 Brussels, BelgiumBE

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