ISSN 2149-5807 | E-ISSN 2149-6048
Case Report
Primary Omental Torsion Mimicking Acute Appendicitis: An Unusual Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain in a Young Male
1 Clinic of General Surgery, Health Sciences University Mehmet Akif Inan Training and Research Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey  
2 Department of General Surgery, Harran University School of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey  
Eurasian J Emerg Med 2018; 17: 136-138
DOI: 10.5152/eajem.2018.86580
Key Words: Acute abdomen, appendicitis, omentum, torsion
Abstract

Omental torsion is a very rare cause of acute abdomen. It commonly indicates itself with the symptoms and signs of acute appendicitis because of its localization on the right of the abdomen. The diagnosis is usually finalized by performing laparotomy or laparoscopy. Omental torsion may be primary or secondary, depending on omental cyst, tumor, intra-abdominal adhesions, or hernias. In this article, we present a 27-year-old male patient who underwent emergency surgery with a preliminary diagnosis of acute appendicitis and postoperatively diagnosed to have omental torsion. Considering omental torsion and different pathologies in patients with suspected clinical acute appendicitis, we are of the opinion that it would be useful to consider alternatives such as different surgical incisions and diagnostic laparoscopy.


Cite this article as: Kafadar MT, Cetinkaya I, Bardakci O. Primary Omental Torsion Mimicking Acute Appendicitis: An Unusual Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain in a Young Male. Eurasian J Emerg Med. 2018; 17 (3): 136-8.

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