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Case Report: A Child with Omental Infarction

Published:February 27, 2023DOI:



      Omental infarction (OI) is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain, which is benign and self-limited. It is diagnosed by imaging. The etiology of OI is either idiopathic or secondary and due to torsion, trauma, hypercoagulability, vasculitis, or pancreatitis.

      Case Report

      Here, we present a case of omental infarct in a child with acute severe right upper quadrant pain.

      Why should an emergency physician be aware of this?

      Correct diagnosis of OI via imaging can prevent unnecessary surgery.

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