Case Report

An unusual cause of acute abdominal pain: Primary appendagitis epiploica Report of two cases


  • Tufan Egeli
  • Aydın Aslan
  • Fatih Taşkesen
  • Murat Okudan
  • Mustafa Özdemir
  • Mehmet Özlü

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2011;21(4):202-207

Primary appendagitis epiploica (PAE) is a rare disease due to torsion or spontaneous thrombosis of the central draining vein of the colon and causes acute abdominal pain. PAE is a self limiting disease and it doesn’t usually require surgical intervention. But it can mimic conditions such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, cholecystitis that definitely need surgical interventions or agressive medical treatment. Because of this, the correct diagnose of PAE is very important in order to prevent unnecessary surgical interventions or hospitalisations. In this paper, we present two patients that examined because of acute abdominal pain and then diagnosed with PAE.

Keywords: Appendagitis, appendicitis, diverticulitis, acute abdomen