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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023
Omental Torsion - A Rare Case Study
S. Jawharun Nisa | C. Gunasekar | V. S. Ajay Chandrasekar
Abstract: Omental torsion is a condition in which the organ twists on its long axis to such a degree that its vascularity is affected. This twisting may occur at any point along the organ's length. Understanding this entity is critical for the surgeon because it is similar to the primary causes of acute surgical abdomen. Omental torsion is linked to a variety of pre-existing disorders, the most frequent of which is an inguinal hernia. Other causes of omental torsion include tumours, cysts, internal or external herniation, foci of intra-abdominal inflammation, and postsurgical wounds or scarring. This uncommon ailment is seen more often in men who are in their middle years. Clinically, it is quite similar to acute appendicitis. As a potential alternative diagnosis for acute abdomen, it is important to remember this possibility. Although explorative laparotomy is the most effective and final treatment method, laparoscopy may be helpful in the diagnosis and management of the condition.
Keywords: torsion, abdomen, appendicitis, laparoscopic
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,
Pages: 84 - 87
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