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The use of minimally invasive surgery in the management of idiopathic omental torsion: The diagnostic and therapeutic role of laparoscopy.
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PMID:  22096703     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Omental torsion is an unusual and infrequently encountered cause of acute abdominal pain in adults. Computed tomography (CT) is a useful adjunct to clinical history and examination in establishing the diagnosis; however, definitive diagnosis is frequently established at the time of exploratory surgery. Treatment may be conservative or operative, with laparoscopic resection the surgical approach of choice. We report the case of a 60-year-old man who presented with a 3-day history of severe right-sided abdominal pain. Abdominal CT scan revealed a right upper quadrant mass with a whirl-like appearance, suspicious for omental infarction. Diagnostic laparoscopy was undertaken, the diagnosis confirmed and the diseased omentum resected. The patient was discharged the following day and made an uncomplicated recovery.
Colin Peirce; Sean T Martin; John M Hyland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery case reports     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2210-2612     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101529872     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Colorectal Surgery, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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