Spontaneous Omental Infarction: An Unusual Etiology of Abdominal Pain

Allim Khairuddin and Teng, Wei Woon and Nornazirah Azizan and Mohd Firdaus Mohd Hayati and Nik Amin Sahid Nik Lah and Fairrul Masnah @ Kadir (2019) Spontaneous Omental Infarction: An Unusual Etiology of Abdominal Pain. Kathmandu University Medical Journal, 68. pp. 347-349. ISSN 1812-2027 (P-ISSN) , 4812-2078 (E-ISSN)

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A 49-year-old lady with previous scars complained of acute abdominal pain for two days. Her right hypochondrium was tender and guarding upon assessment. The laboratory investigations were unremarkable. Due to a diagnostic incongruity, computed tomography of the abdomen was performed showing a suspicious lesion at anterolateral aspect of the ascending colon. Surgical intervention was decided and intraoperative finding was consistent with spontaneous omental infarction. Omentectomy was undertaken and final histology was compatible with the intraoperative diagnosis. Although it is exceptional, omental infarction should be considered as part of the differential diagnoses of right-sided acute abdominal pain with normal laboratory investigations. This case highlights its unexpected discovery and we describe its literature reviews.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Acute abdomen , Appendicitis , Cholecystitis , Infarction , Omentum
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD1-811 Surgery > RD520-599.5 Surgery by region, system, or organ
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2022 12:38
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2022 12:38
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/34371

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