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Primary omental abscess caused by Streptococcus constellatus: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19821706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The presentation of primary abscess of the greater omentum is similar to other acute abdominal disorders. It is a rarely reported phenomenon, and correct diagnosis is typically made during abdominal exploration. METHODS: Case report and review of pertinent English language literature. RESULTS: In a patient who presented with symptoms consistent with an acute surgical abdomen, an unusual intraabdominal pathogen was found within a primary omental abscess upon abdominal exploration. CONCLUSION: Abdominal exploration and resection is a reasonable approach to primary abscess of the greater omentum.
George A Lawson; Eric T Castaldo; Richard S Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Abscess / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Peritonitis / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  pathology,  surgery
Radiography, Abdominal
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  pathology,  surgery
Streptococcus constellatus / isolation & purification*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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