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Laparoscopic Management of Omental Torsion Secondary to Inguinal Hernia: Report of a Case

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Title: Laparoscopic Management of Omental Torsion Secondary to Inguinal Hernia: Report of a Case
Authors: Kanetaka, Kengo / Kawashita, Yujo / Ono, Shinichiro / Iwata, Toru / Kanematsu, Takashi
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: Nagasaki University School of Medicine
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia, 54(3), pp.77-80 ; 2010
Abstract: Omental torsion is a rare cause of acute abdomen. The clinical symptoms can mimic other acute abdominal disorders, and therefore manypatients are often diagnosed during a laparotomy performed under a presumptive diagnosis of appendicitis, cholecystitis and so on. Recent advancesin diagnostic modalities has made it possible to determine the correct preoperative diagnosis of omental torsion, and the chances oftreating this rare condition are therefore expected to increase. Laparoscopic surgery has been used extensively for various emergent disorders;however, the laparoscopic management of omental torsion might be troublesome for most surgeons. A case of omental torsion secondary toinguinal hernia is herein reported, where a huge torted omentum was successfully managed laparoscopically. It was useful to hang up thepedicle of the congested and fragile omentum with polyester tape to manage it atraumatically. Moreover this device made it easy to removeof the specimen through a 4-cm minilaparotomy.
Keywords: Greater omentum / Torsion / Laparoscopic surgery
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/23122
ISSN: 0001-6055
Relational Links: http://joi.jlc.jst.go.jp/JST.JSTAGE/amn/54.77
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 54, No. 3

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/23122

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