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Letter to the Editor

Epipericardic fat necrosis: CT diagnosis

Author:

B Coulier

Dr B. Coulier, MD, Department of Diagnostic Radiology , Clinique St Luc, Bouge, Belgium.
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Abstract

In a recent large pictorial review we have revisited the spectrum of intraperitoneal focal fat infarction - IFFI - a term including various acute abdominal conditions in which focal fatty tissue necrosis represents the common pathologic denominator (1). The option of conservative treatment after a very specific imaging diagnosis - today mostly obtained through ultrasound but merely through CT evaluation - now represents the other common denominator of IFFI. IFFI is a benign disease and informed radiologists can avoid surgery for most of their patients.

How to Cite: Coulier B. Epipericardic fat necrosis: CT diagnosis. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2010;93(6):317–8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.351
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Published on 11 Jun 2010.

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