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Omental infarction: case report

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Author(s): Fatih AYDOĞAN | Mustafa ÖZBAYRAK | Tümay AYDOĞAN | Ethem CAKCAK | Osman ŞİMŞEK

Journal: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1304-7361

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 181;
Date: 2008;

Keywords: Acute abdomen | conservative management | primary omental infarction.

ABSTRACT
Primary infarct of the greater omentum is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain, often mimicking other acute abdominal conditions. By the increased utilization of computed tomography scanning, conditions that are conservatively managed such as intraabdominal focal fat infarction of either epiploic appendix or segmental omentum has been increasingly identified. We report a case of primary omental infarction and discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic implications of this entity.
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