Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 144-146

Primary omental torsion: A rare cause of acute abdomen

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadha, Saudi Arabia

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Tariq Ibrahim Al Tokhais
P.O. Box - 17714, Riyadh - 11494
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.33469

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Torsion of the greater omentum is a rare condition with symptoms resemble those of acute appendicitis and is infrequently diagnosed preoperatively. Treatment is surgical excision. Laparoscopic approach is an excellent diagnostic and therapeutic tool.

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