Omental infarction

Case contributed by Aliakbar Sahraei


Acute right upper quadrant pain and tenderness.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Focal area of increased echogenicity in the omental fat at subhepatic region of right upper quadrant is seen.


Focal area of fat stranding at right upper quadrant adjacent to left subhepatic area is seen which was compatible with maximum tenderness point.

Case Discussion

Omental infarction is a rare cause of acute abdomen resulting from vascular compromise of the greater omentum. This condition has a non-specific clinical presentation and is usually managed conservatively.

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