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Primary omental torsion in a 9 year old girl: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25408729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary torsion of the omentus is an extremely unusual cause of acute abdomen in the pediatric population. This condition occurs from twist of the pedicle of the omental apron around its longer axis, leading to edema, ischaemia and necrosis. Here we present a rare case of a 9 year old girl referred by her general practitioner due to severe right lower quadrant abdominal pain with a presumed diagnosis of acute appendiceal inflammation. Surgical operation disclosed primary omental torsion. The infarcted segment was resected and the girl's clinical recovery was uneventful without any complication. The condition may mimic a variety of other causes of acute abdominal symptoms. In this case report, a presumed diagnosis of acute appendicitis urgently induced the decision of a surgical approach. Physicians involved in the acute pediatric care have to include this rare condition in the differential diagnosis of acute onset right-sided abdominal pain.
Authors:
D Anyfantakis; M Kastanakis; V Karona; Ek Symvoulakis; G Fragiadakis; N Katsougris; E Bobolakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medicine and life     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1844-3117     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Life     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101477617     Medline TA:  J Med Life     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  220-222     Citation Subset:  -    
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