Omental infarct

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung


Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Oval area of peripheral, strandy enhancement and central fat density in the mid abdominal omentum. 

Case Discussion

Omental infarcts are an important self-limited cause of abdominal pain to keep in mind. In this case, it involves a sizable portion of the omentum. The bland central characteristics are reassuring that this is simple fat necrosis, although it is also important to remember that this can also have more extensive stranding/inflammation associated with it, and the fat can liquefy and form a fluid-fat level as it resolves. 

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Case information

rID: 77293
Published: 11th May 2020
Last edited: 26th Aug 2020
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