Idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum: a rare cause of acute abdomen

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_BA9965AAE887
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum: a rare cause of acute abdomen
Journal
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Author(s)
Paroz  A., Halkic  N., Pezzetta  E., Martinet  O.
ISSN
1091-255X (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2003
Volume
7
Number
6
Pages
805-808
Notes
DA - 20030917
LA - eng
PT - Journal Article
SB - IM
Abstract
Idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum is a rare cause of acute abdomen. Patients, typically children or obese males in their fifties, present with abdominal pain located in the right upper or lower quadrant, mimicking cholecystitis and appendicitis. CT scanning and ultrasound imaging both may show a well-circumscribed soft tissue mass. Retrospective review of all patients treated for idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum occurred from January 1993 to December 2001. Nine patients were treated successfully, six surgically and three medically. Conservative management of segmental infarction of the greater omentum can be proposed when correctly diagnosed by ultrasound imaging or CT scanning and the patient's condition is stable. If not, laparoscopic removal of the involved segment of the greater omentum is the treatment of choice
Keywords
Abdomen,Acute/etiology/Adult/Aged/Female/Humans/Infarction/complications/diagnosis/surgery/Male/Middle Aged/Omentum/blood supply/pathology
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Web of science
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18/02/2008 13:30
Last modification date
20/08/2019 15:28
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