omental appendices

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omental appendices

[TA]
one of a number of little processes or sacs of peritoneum filled with adipose tissue and projecting from the serous coat of the large intestine, except the rectum; they are most evident on the transverse and sigmoid colon, being most numerous along the free tenia.

o·men·tal ap·pen·di·ces

(ō-men'tăl ă-pen'di-sēz) [TA]
One of a number of small processes or sacs of peritoneum filled with adipose tissue and projecting from the serous coat of the large intestine, except the rectum; they are most evident on the transverse and sigmoid colon, being most numerous along the free tenia.
Synonym(s): appendices omentales [TA] .
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The most common etiologies of this entity are venous thrombosis (secondary) or torsion or incarceration of an epiploic appendage within a hernia sac (primary).
Epiploic appendages may become secondarily inflamed, complicating the diagnosis.
It consists of a thin, round, or oval high-attenuation ring representing thickened, inflamed visceral peritoneum surrounding the torsed epiploic appendage (Figure 26).