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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2002 Jun;178(6):1537-9.

Omental infarction in pediatric patients: sonographic and CT findings.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Children with omental infarction typically present with abdominal pain and are diagnosed clinically as having acute appendicitis. Our purpose was to perform a retrospective review of the imaging findings in nine children with omental infarction as an aid to radiologists in distinguishing this entity from acute appendicitis.

CONCLUSION:

In pediatric patients with omental infarction, both CT and sonography show a heterogeneous mass characteristically situated between the anterior abdominal wall and the colon. It is important for radiologists to recognize the characteristic imaging findings seen with omental infarction.

PMID:
12034634
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