Omental infarction

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Patient with previously resected colorectal carcinoma. Now presented with subacute bowel obstruction.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

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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Case information

rID: 2739
Published: 19th May 2008
Last edited: 25th Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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