Omental infarction preceded by anatomically upturned omentum


      We report the case of a 49-year-old man who presented with acute abdominal pain. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen revealed spontaneous omental torsion with no other noticeable findings. Notably, a computed tomography exam 6 months prior demonstrated the omentum located within the anterior hepatic space, suggesting that the patient had a hypermobile, upturned omentum. To our knowledge, this is the first case report illustrating an anatomically upturned omentum as precursor to omental infarction.


      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Clinical Imaging
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Eitel GG
        Rare omental torsion.
        NY Med Rec. 1899; 55: 715-716
        • Singh AK
        • Gervais DA
        • Lee P
        • et al.
        Omental infarct: CT imaging features.
        Abdom Imaging. 2006; 31: 549-554
        • Lubner MG
        • Simard ML
        • Peterson CM
        • Bhalla S
        • Pickhardt PJ
        • Menias CO
        Emergent and nonemergent nonbowel torsion: spectrum of imaging and clinical findings.
        Radiographics. 2013; 33: 155-173
        • Park TU
        • Oh JH
        • Chang IT
        • et al.
        Omental infarction: case series and review of the literature.
        J Emerg Med. 2012; 42: 149-154
        • Scabini S
        • Rimini E
        • Massobrio A
        Primary omental torsion: a case report.
        World J Gastrointest Surg. 2011; 3: 153-155
        • Theriot JA
        • Sayat J
        • Franco S
        • Buchino JJ
        Childhood obesity: a risk factor for omental torsion.
        Pediatrics. 2003; 112: e460
        • Mavridis G
        • Livaditi E
        • Baltogiannis N
        • Vasiliadou E
        • Christopoulos-Geroulanos G
        Primary omental torsion in children: ten-year experience.
        Pediatr Surg Int. 2007; 23: 879-882
        • Kayan M
        • Sabuncuoglu MZ
        • Çetin M
        • Çetin R
        • Benzin MF
        • Benzin S
        • Yasar S
        • Ibisoglu S
        Omental torsion with left-sided inguinal hernia: a rare preoperative diagnosis.
        Clin Imaging. 2013; 37: 173-175
        • Lacaze L
        • Attignon I
        • Lauzanne P
        • Scotté M
        Torsion of the greater omentum associated with a left inguinal hernia.
        Diagn Interv Imaging. 2012; 93: 395-397