6th December 2019


What is the omentum and what does it do?

The omentum is a membranous double layer of fatty tissue that covers and supports the intestines and organs in the lower abdominal area. The omentum is made up of the greater omentum which is an important storage for fat deposits and the lesser omentum which connects the stomach and intestines to the liver.

Also asked, what is omental torsion?

Omental torsion is a rare cause of acute abdomen and sometimes requires surgery. Recently, we encountered a case of omental torsion diagnosed as omental infarction preoperatively. An 18-year-old male presented to our emergency room with a chief complaint of lower abdominal pain since previous 2 days.

What is omental stranding?

Acute peritonitis of any cause may manifest with fat stranding or ascites. The fat stranding is usually diffuse or multifocal, which permits it to be differentiated from the stranding caused by uncomplicated cases of diverticulitis, epiploic appendagitis, omental infarction, and appendicitis.

What is an omental lesion?

The greater omentum, where most omental tumors are located, is composed of a double layer of peritoneum extending from the greater curvature of the stomach toward the pelvis anterior to the small intestine before folding over itself and the transverse colon.
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