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Relating to the omentum.
Synonym(s): epiploic
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Relating to the omentum.
Synonym(s): epiploic.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(o-ment'um) plural.omenta [L. omentum, adipose membrane]
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A double fold of peritoneum attached to the stomach and connecting it with certain of the abdominal viscera. It contains a cavity, the omental bursa (lesser peritoneal cavity). See: illustration

gastrocolic omentum

Greater omentum.

gastrohepatic omentum

Lesser omentum.

greater omentum

The portion of the omentum that is suspended from the greater curvature of the stomach and covers the intestines like an apron. It is the largest of the folds of the peritoneum. It dips in among the folds of the intestines and is attached to the transverse colon and mesocolon. It contains fat, prevents friction, and aids in localizing infections.
Synonym: gastrocolic omentum

lesser omentum

The portion of the omentum that passes from the lesser curvature of the stomach to the transverse fissure of the liver.
omental (o-ment'al), adjective
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Pathogenesis of primary omental torsion is not fully established but considered to be wide-ranged.
(6) CT characteristics of PMP include: multiple complex cystic masses of low attenuation in the peritoneum, which may have rims of calcifications; characteristic scalloping of the liver (and occasionally splenic) margins; omental thickening, omental 'cake' and peritoneal implants; septated 'pseudo' ascites and varying degrees of compression of the visceral organs and structures (Figs 1 - 3).
The fistulous tracks were excised with a concurrent subtotal hysterectomy and an omental flap interposition.
Weight gain, omental and retroperitoneal fat, fasting blood glucose, and fasting blood insulin were measured.