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February 1928

TORSION OF THE OMENTUM WITHOUT HERNIA: REPORT OF TWO CASES

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Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery, Rush Medical College of the University of Chicago CHICAGO

Arch Surg. 1928;16(2):569-582. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140020120006
Abstract

CLASSIFICATION OF TORSION OF THE OMENTUM  The various types of torsion of the omentum have been classified as follows:1. Torsion of the omentum unassociated with hernia, adhesions or tumors.2. Torsion without hernia, but with old adhesions at one or more points.3. Torsion in a hernial sac or in the abdomen, intimately associated with the hernia.4. Torsion in the abdomen in conjunction with an existing or preexisting hernia, but having no connection with it.5. Torsion without hernia, associated with tumors of the omentum.6. Torsion without hernia, associated with tumors in the abdomen or pregnancy or otherwise complicated.Pure torsion of the omentum (group 1) unassociated with hernia, adhesions or tumors, is a rare condition. A search of the literature has revealed only twenty-four cases (8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41

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