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Table 1 Clinical data of ten patients with epiploic appendagitis

From: Epiploic appendagitis – clinical characteristics of an uncommon surgical diagnosis

Patient Number Sex Age Site Temperature WBC (4.4–11.3/NL) CRP (< 0,5 MG/DL) Radiologic Diagnosis CT-Scan Radiologic Diagnosis Sonography Duration of Pain (days) Symptoms typically for Operative diagnosis Size (cm) Localisation Treatment
1 F 42 RLQ 37.5 9000 0.1 EA EA 2 Acute appendicitis EA 2 × 1.5 Caecum Laparoscopic Excision of the EA
2 M 35 LLQ 37 7200 0.1 NPF NPF 1 (recurrent pain one month before for 2 days) Diverticulitis EA 2 × 3.5 Upper Sigmoid Colon Laparoscopic Excision of the EA
3 M 52 RLQ 37.1 10.400 1.3 n.a. NPF 4 Acute appendicitis EA 2.5 × 5 Sigmoid Colon (Massive Elongated) reaching to the RIF Laparoscopic Excision of the EA
4 F 76 LLQ 37.0 5700 1.5 Tumorlike thickening of the sigmoid colon wall, fat isodense, Liposarcoma DD: EA NPF 3 Diverticulitis Adhesions of fat to the left inferior abdominal wall, EA torsion between the Adhesions 2 × 4 Upper Sigmoid Colon Laparoscopic Excision of the EA
5 M 40 LLQ 37.3 11.400 0.2 EA NPF 2 (recurrent pain one month before for 3 days) Diverticulitis Adhesions of the distal Colon descendens to the abdominal wall. EA torsion between the Adhesions. 1 × 1 Upper-Sigmoid Colon Laparoscopic Excision of the EA
6 F 75 LLQ 37.1 6200 0.4 Bilateral Ovarial Cancer Abdominal mass 3 Bilateral Ovarial Cancer Ovarian Cancer and EA 2 × 1.5 Sigmoid Colon Excision of the Ovarial Cancer and the EA
7 M 34 LLQ 37.2 9400 0.9 EA EA 2 (recurrent pain one month before for 1 day) Diverticulitis EA n.a. Sigmoid Colon Laparoscopic Excision of the EA
8 M 27 LLQ 36.9 8300 0.5 n.a. EA 1 EA n.a. 2.5 × 4 n.a. Conservative Therapy
9 M 28 LLQ 37.3 10900 0.5 EA NPF 2 (recurrent pain one and two months before for 2 days) EA EA 1.5 × 4.5 Upper Sigmoid Colon Laparoscopic Excision of the EA
10 M 37 LLQ 37.2 7600 0.4 EA NPF 3 Diverticulitis EA 2 × 3 Descending Sigmoid Colon Laparoscopic Excision of the EA
  1. Legend: Site = site of the pain; WBC = white blood cell count prior to surgery; EA = Epiploic appendagitis; RLQ = right lower quadrant; LLQ = left lower quadrant; NPF = no pathological finding; n.a. = not available