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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 294-296
Torsion of the greater omentum: A rare preoperative diagnosis


Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng - 308433, Singapore

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Ankit Anil Tandon
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng - 308433
Singapore
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.73540

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Torsion of the greater omentum is a rare acute abdominal condition that is seldom diagnosed preoperatively. We report the characteristic computed tomography (CT) scan findings and the clinical implications of this unusual diagnosis in a 41-year-old man, who also had longstanding right inguinal hernia. Awareness of omental torsion as a differential diagnosis in the acute abdomen setting is necessary for correct patient management.


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