greater omentum

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greater omentum

A fold of the peritoneum, passing from the stomach to the transverse colon. Also called caul.
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great′er omen′tum

the part of the omentum that attaches to the stomach and colon and hangs over the small intestine. Also called caul.
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Noun1.greater omentum - part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
omentum - a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera
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The lesser sac was reach by blunt dissection separating the coalescence of the greater omentum from the transverse colon according to Lardennois and Okinczyc technique (Lardennois & Okinczyc, 1913).
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The uterine adnexa were visualized with multiple nodules on the pelvic floor and greater omentum. After the endometrial carcinosarcoma tissue was resected, the uterus was restored to the anatomic position, and a hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed.
But there was slight discharge from the wound with urine and blood, but the inside of abdomen was not visible and the mesh is seen under covered with peritoneum and behind it the greater omentum, all sufficiently covering the gap in the abdominal wall.
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The primary form can be accompanied by embryologic abnormalities such as greater omentum hypoplasia.
A CT mesenteric angiogram showed a large volume hemoperitoneum and active contrast extravasation in the region of the greater omentum (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
The tumor was found to adhere to surrounding organs with mucinous fluid, with disseminated nodules present in the greater omentum. The tumor was removed, along with surrounding adherent organs, including the bladder dome, omentum, peritoneum, abdominal rectus muscle, and vermiform appendix.
Next, we turned to the stomach, dissecting through unclear planes before ultimately taking down a portion of the greater omentum. Upon dissection anterior to the stomach, we found the location of the gastrocutaneous fistula, indicated by the audible suction sound coming from the NGT.
It occurs due to an inability of the greater omentum to cover the inflammatory condition.

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