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Omental cake refers to infiltration of the omental fat by material of soft-tissue density. The appearances refer to the contiguous omental mass simulating the top of a cake. Masses on the peritoneal surfaces and malignant ascites may also be present.
- tuberculous peritonitis may also give this appearance
- lymphoma can present as omental caking, diffuse peritoneal thickening, and ascites, the best clue is significant lymphadenopathy
- malignant peritoneal mesothelioma
A core biopsy may be helpful if the primary tumor is unknown.
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