A rare cause of abdominal pain: Primary epiploic appendagitis (PEA) Karın ağrısının nadir bir sebebi: Primer epiploik apendajitis

Erkan G., Gezen C., Bılgın S. S.

Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine, vol.7, no.4, pp.567-569, 2016 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.4436
  • Journal Name: Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.567-569
  • Keywords: Abdominal Pain, Primary Epiploic Apendagitis, Computed Tomography
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Primary epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is a rare disease caused by torsion or spontaneous thrombosis of the central vein that drains epiploic appendages (EA). Primary Epiploic Appendagitis (PEA) is an ischemic infarction. Although PEA is a self-limiting disease and does not require surgical intervention in most cases, it may mimic diseases that require surgical intervention or aggressive medical therapy, such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, or cholecystitis. In order to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention, PEA should be kept in mind when patients present with acute abdominal pain. In this report, we present a PEA case admitted with abdominal pain.