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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46-48

Omental infarction: A misleading cause of an acute abdomen


1 Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, Kerala, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin, Kerala, India

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Robinson George
Department of Surgery, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin 683 594, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3846.125036

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Omental infarction is a rare cause of an acute abdomen. Depending on the site of infarction, it can mimic conditions such as appendicitis, cholecystitis and diverticulitis. Before computed tomography, the diagnosis was made intraoperatively. We report a case of a young man who was treated conservatively following diagnosis using radiologic means, for its rarity and merits of a similar conservative approach in future cases.


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