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Nonoperative management of omental infarction: a case report in a child.
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PMID:  17011289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Omental infarction is a rare entity in children that is usually diagnosed during surgery for suspected appendicitis. We report the clinical case of an obese boy presenting with abdominal pain and right-sided tenderness without fever, anorexia, or leukocytosis. Abdominal ultrasonography suggested omental infarction, and computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis. Nonoperative management was adopted with rapid and uneventful recovery. Nonoperative treatment of omental infarction is safe and effective; accurate diagnosis is therefore crucial to enable a conservative approach. Suggestive clinical features and diagnostic workup are addressed.
Ana Catarina Fragoso; José Miguel Pereira; José Estevão-Costa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-02     Completed Date:  2006-10-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1777-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Porto, Hospital S. João, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Appendicitis / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Infarction / complications,  radiography,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Omentum / blood supply*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Radiography, Abdominal

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