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To cut or not to cut: a case of epiploic appendagitis
  1. Zishan Sheikh,
  2. Caron Parsons
  1. Department of Radiology, University Hospital Coventry, Coventry, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Zishan Sheikh, Radiology Department, University Hospital Coventry, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK; zishan{at}

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A 47-year-old man presented to hospital with a 1 day history of acute left-sided abdominal pain. He was initially treated for renal colic but the pain continued to worsen. Surgical review elicited left iliac fossa tenderness with guarding. Observations were within normal limits but serology revealed a raised C reactive protein.

A provisional diagnosis of diverticulitis was made and abdominal CT was performed. …

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  • Contributors ZS wrote initial draft of manuscript. CP reviewed the initial draft and provided proofing comments including supervision of manuscript preparation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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