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World J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Oct 27;3(10):153-5. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v3.i10.153.

Primary omental torsion: A case report.

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  • 1Stefano Scabini, Edoardo Rimini, Andrea Massobrio, Emanuele Romairone, Renato Scordamaglia, Luisito De Marini, Valter Ferrando, Oncologic Surgical Unit, Department of Haemato-Oncology, St Martino Hospital, 16136 Genova, Italy.


A patient presented with an acute abdomen at the Emergency Department. The patient, a 69-year-old man, was admitted and underwent surgery with a provisional diagnosis of acute appendicitis. During surgery, omental torsion was diagnosed and the involved omentum was removed. The patient had no previous surgical history. Omental torsion is a rare cause of acute abdomen in children and adults who may present with various signs and symptoms; a preoperative diagnosis may therefore be difficult and can usually only be established during surgery.


Abdominal pain; Omentum; Torsion

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