Metastasis of greater omentum

T Ramesh Rao and Suresh R Rao *

Department of Preclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of West Indies, St. Augustine Trinidad and Tobago.
Case Study
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2020, 07(01), 183-186
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2020.7.1.0232
Publication history: 
Received on 30 June 2020; revised on 08 July 2020; accepted on 09 July 2020
Awareness of the variations and anomalous existence of some structures serve as useful guide for both in studies of human anatomy and in clinical practice today. The greater omentum characterizes an imperative intra-peritoneal structure with distinctive anatomic and pathologic features. It is primarily composed of fat, also contains blood vessels, nerves lymphatics and cellular tissues of the immune system. Its defensive role is related to its ability to phagocytize inflammatory process, contain bowel wall injuries, and become intricate in metastatic diseases of the peritoneal cavity. In our routine dissections with the purpose of preparation of the teaching and museum specimens, it was observed that in one of the elderly female cadaver, large pancake like mass was found covering the major portion of abdominal cavity, extending from greater curvature of stomach into the pelvis. Understanding the embryologic development, anatomic relationships, and pathologic processes of the greater omentum is critical to its complete and proper evaluation. 
Greater Omentum; Pathologic features; Variations
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