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2021 Apr

J Surg Case Rep



Lipoblastoma as a cause of secondary omental torsion in children: report of the first case.


Boscarelli A, Guida E, Ceschiutti G, Bossini B, Olenik D, Barbi E, Schleef J
J Surg Case Rep. 2021 Apr; 2021(4):rjab151.
PMID: 33959253.


Acute abdominal pain remains a major diagnostic challenge to date. Omental torsion is an infrequent cause of abdominal pain in children, which usually presents with non-specific symptoms. Herein, we report a case of persistent abdominal pain after a minor abdominal trauma. A solid mass was found in the lower abdomen at ultrasound imaging evaluation. Surgical exploration demonstrated an omental torsion secondary to a rare neoplasm of childhood.