Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Secondary Omental Torsion with Acute Appendicitis

Pui Wei Chieng*

Kapit Hospital, Malaysia

*Correspondance to: Pui Wei Chieng 

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Omental torsion is a rare cause of acute abdomen with non-specific presentations mimicking other common pathologies. It is commonly found incidentally during surgery. We report a case who presented with acute appendicitis. We found secondary omental torsion with simultaneous acute appendicitis intraoperatively and proceeded with appendicectomy and partial omentectomy. Ultrasonography and Computed Tomography can detect omental torsion preoperatively and is beneficial especially when patients have vague presentations. Hence, imaging can assist in planning of surgical treatment options.


Omental torsion; Acute appendicitis; Acute abdomen; Appendicectomy


Chieng PW. Secondary Omental Torsion with Acute Appendicitis. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2018; 3: 1496.

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