Small Bowel Obstruction Due to Disease of Epiploic Appendage

Puppala, Anjaneya R.; Mustafa, Syed G.; Moorman, Richard H.; Howard, Charles H.
May 1981
American Journal of Gastroenterology;May1981, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p382
Academic Journal
Primary disease of an epiploic appendage is rare. Small bowel obstruction is an unusual complication of such disease due to bands or adhesions caused by torsion or inflammation. A 49-year old man presented with small bowel obstruction and was found to have a band from a necrotic epiploic appendage adherent to mesentery, obstructing the ileum. The band was released and the epiploic appendage removed.


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