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Primary torsion of the omentum mimicking acute appendicitis: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9068108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of primary omental torsion seen in a 26-year-old man is discussed. All signs and symptoms mimicked acute appendicitis. The patient underwent emergency laparotomy in which a normal appendix and serohemorrhagic fluid in the pelvis were observed. The pathological diagnosis was a primary torsioned omentum which was thus excised. This case helps to emphasize the importance of a routine exploration of the abdomen when serohemorrhagic fluid is found at the time of laparotomy in the absence of any pathological condition in the pelvis.
A M Saraç; C Yeğen; A O Aktan; R Yalin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-22     Completed Date:  1997-05-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Appendicitis / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Omentum / pathology*,  surgery
Peritoneal Diseases / surgery*
Torsion Abnormality

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