Case Report

Torsion of the Greater Omentum: A rare case of acute abdomen

  • Ece Dilege
  • Halİl Coşkun
  • Özgür Bostancı
  • Kadir Özer
  • Mehmet Mihmanlı

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2007;17(4):218-220

Primary torsion of the greater omentum is a rare cause of acute abdomen in adults children. It is often misdiagnosed as acute appendicitis or acute cholecystitis. We report a case of male acute abdomen presenting typically with symptoms and signs of acute appendicitis. At laparotomy omental torsion was diagnosed. We discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to this entity.

Keywords: Omental torsion, acute abdomen