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Falcıform lıgament torsıon caused by omental hernıa through the foramen of morgagnı

Author(s):

Ahmet Gürkan Erdemir*, Yasin Yaraşır and Mehmet Ruhi Onur  

Abstract:


Introduction: Torsion of the falciform ligament, one of the rarest causes of acute abdominal pain, often presents with pain in the right upper quadrant and epigastrium.

Case Presentation: In this case, we present the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of torsion of the falciform ligament that occured in the presence of omental fat herniation through the foramen of Morgagni in an 88-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency department with acute epigastric pain.

Conclusion: Torsion of the falciform ligament may develop secondary to omental hernia in the setting of Morgagni hernia and should be taken in consideration as one of the rarest causes of acute abdominal pain, even in elderly patients.

Keywords:

Torsion (D014102), Morgagni Hernia (D065630), MRI (D008279), Chest Pain (D002637)

Affiliation:

Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University, Medicine Faculty, Ankara, Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University, Medicine Faculty, Ankara, Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University, Medicine Faculty, Ankara



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