Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83--84

Appendicitis epiploicae: An unusual cause of acute abdomen in children


Vipul Gupta, Sunil Kumar 
 Departments of Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Vipul Gupta
Department of Pediatric Surgery, State of Kuwait
Kuwait

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.


How to cite this article:
Gupta V, Kumar S. Appendicitis epiploicae: An unusual cause of acute abdomen in children.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2008;13:83-84


How to cite this URL:
Gupta V, Kumar S. Appendicitis epiploicae: An unusual cause of acute abdomen in children. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Oct 14 ];13:83-84
Available from: http://www.jiaps.com/article.asp?issn=0971-9261;year=2008;volume=13;issue=2;spage=83;epage=84;aulast=Gupta;type=0