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J Korean Soc Coloproctol. 1997 Sep;13(3):523-528. Korean. Original Article.
Lee DS , Kang BD , Song MH , Kim W , Park IY .
Department of Surgery, Catholic University of Korea, Holy Family Hospital.
Abstract

Primary omental torsion is a rare condition and its etiology and pathogenesis remain unknown. It is very difficult even for general surgeon to differentiate this from other acute abdominal diseases, and so the most common preoperative diagnosis is acute appendicitis and the treatment of choice is resection of the affected organ. The authors experienced 7 cases of primary omental torsion at Holy Family Hospital since 1990 and review them retrospectively with other literatures. We conclude that omental torsion must be tried to find if there is serosanguious fluid or undescended omentum without pathology in peritoneal cavity during the emergency operation.

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