Omental Infarction

  • Etiology: vascular compromise of the greater omentum
  • Imaging: often right side along ascending colon

Cases of Omental Infarction

CT of omental infarction
Axial CT with contrast of the abdomen shows diffuse mesenteric fat stranding which is most prominent along the right side of the abdomen. The appendix (not pictured) measured 7-8 mm in diameter and was considered via measurement to be indeterminate for acute appendicitis.