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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 765389, 4 pages
Case Report

Conservative Management of Segmental Infarction of the Greater Omentum: A Case Report and Review of Literature

1Undergraduate Department, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow HA1 3UJ, UK
2Department of Radiology, Broomfield Hospital, Essex, UK
3Department of General Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Essex CM1 7ET, UK

Received 16 April 2010; Accepted 2 September 2010

Academic Editor: Andreas G. Tzakis

Copyright © 2010 Ramawad Soobrah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Segmental omental infarction (SOI) is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain. Depending on the site of infarction, it mimics conditions like appendicitis, cholecystitis, and diverticulitis. Before the widespread use of Computed Tomography (CT), the diagnosis was usually made intraoperatively. SOI produces characteristic radiological appearances on CT scan; hence, correct diagnosis using this form of imaging may prevent unnecessary surgery. We present the case of a young woman who was treated conservatively after accurate radiological diagnosis.