Title

Primary Omental Torsion in a Pediatric Patient

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-1-2018

Journal

Pediatric Emergency Care

Volume

34

Issue

2

DOI

10.1097/PEC.0000000000001230

Keywords

abdominal pain; appendicitis; omental torsion; omentum

Abstract

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Primary omental torsion is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain with a clinical presentation resembling acute appendicitis. Here, we report the case of a 7-year-old child presenting with right lower quadrant pain. Primary omental torsion was discovered upon laparoscopy, and the torsed omentum was excised without postoperative complications. Potential causes, contributing factors, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed.

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