Primary Omental Torsion in a Pediatric Patient
Pediatric Emergency Care
abdominal pain; appendicitis; omental torsion; omentum
© 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.
Madha, E., Kane, T., & Manole, M. (2018). Primary Omental Torsion in a Pediatric Patient. Pediatric Emergency Care, 34 (2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001230