Primary omental torsion in children: case report

  • Khattala Khalid
  • Tenorkorang Snr Somuah
  • Elmadi Aziz
  • Rami Mohamed
  • Bouabdallah Youssef

Abstract

Primary omental torsion is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain, we report a case of 10-year-old boy admitted with crampy abdominal pain, routine laboratory tests and plain abdominal radiography was normal, the patient underwent surgical exploration with the initial diagnosis of appendicitis, primary omental torsion was confirmed and the omentum was untwisted, with good postoperative evolution.

Pan African Medical Journal 2013; 14:57

Author Biographies

Khattala Khalid
Department of paediatric surgery, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco
Tenorkorang Snr Somuah
Department of paediatric surgery, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco
Elmadi Aziz
Department of paediatric surgery, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco
Rami Mohamed
Department of paediatric surgery, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco
Bouabdallah Youssef
Department of paediatric surgery, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco
Published
2013-05-03
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688