Omental infarction

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


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

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


An area of omental fat stranding is seen at the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, in keeping with omental infarction.

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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