Laparoscopic diagnosis and resection of pediatric appendicitis epiploicae: Case report and literature review

R. W. O'Rourke, J. M. Saito, C. T. Albanese

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Abstract

Appendicitis epiploicae is an inflammatory condition often confused with acute vermiform appendicitis and rarely diagnosed preoperatively. It is extremely rare in the pediatric population. We report a case of a 9-year-old boy with abdominal pain who was found to have appendicitis epiploicae, which was diagnosed and treated with laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a valuable tool for both diagnosis and treatment of this uncommon entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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