Omental infarction

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

Presentation

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.

ct

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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