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Idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum as a cause of acute abdomen report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11462916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The segmental infarction of the greater omentum is a rare cause of acute abdomen. Its etiology is uncertain although several predisposing factors have been underlined such as congenital venous anomalies, sudden change of position and substantial meal. The clinical picture simulates an appendicitis or cholecystitis, thus being difficult to make a preoperative diagnosis. However, ultrasonography or computed tomography scan can help us make this diagnosis and then we alternatively perform a conservative treatment, laparoscopic approach or resection by laparotomy. We present two cases, preoperatively diagnosed by ultrasonography and computed tomography scan that were treated by laparotomy resection. We also review the published cases in the medical literature.
Authors:
B Pérez Saborido; C Jiménez Romero; E Marqués Medina; A Gimeno Calvo; P Rey Pérez; O Alonso Casado; L Arce Milla; E Moreno González
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    2001 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-20     Completed Date:  2002-01-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  737-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery and Abdominal Organs Transplantation, 12 de Octubre Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdomen, Acute / etiology*,  surgery
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Infarction / diagnosis*,  surgery
Male
Necrosis
Omentum / blood supply*,  pathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ultrasonography

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