Omental cake

Case contributed by Dr Lawrence Oh


Diffuse abdominal pain and constipation. Background of colorectal carcinoma.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

CT abdomen

Extensive metastatic disease with multiple lung, liver and peritoneal metastases. Ascites is also present. Noted significant omental caking.

Case Discussion

Omental metastatic disease can be difficult to identify early on, as it often appears as small nodules. Once advanced, as in this case, the diagnosis is fairly obvious. 

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Case information

rID: 23104
Published: 22nd May 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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