SECONDARY TORSION OF THE GREATER OMENTUM DUE TO LONG STANDING INGUINAL HERNIA: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Gaurav Raj*
Omental torsion is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain; diagnosis of omental torsion is usually difficult because clinical signs and symptoms are similar to other common causes of abdominal pain. We report the characteristic computed tomography (CT) scan findings and the clinical implications of this unusual diagnosis in a 27year-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.
Keywords: Greater omentum torsion, inguinal hernia.
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