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Depends but rare: Omentum inside the hernia sac is a low risk incarceration. In comparison if a loop of bowel were stuck/incarcerated in the hernia sac this can turn into ischemia bowel with perforation, very serious health risk. There have been cases where a tumor/cancer in the omentum is the lead point to hernia incarceration, a coincidence. Best to get checked by your doc, get the hernia repaired. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
maybe: By this i will presume you mean that a portion of the omentum is herniated through part of your abdominal wall. This is not dangerous per se, and has a very low risk of becoming life threatening. In time however, more omentum can herniate, and then intestine can follow, this putting you at higher risk. Reapir of the hernia for preventing this in the future is a resonable consideration. ...Read more
Primary Omentum?: Do you mean a cancer that started in the peritoneum (omentum) or a cancer that has traveled to the omenum. Primary peritoneal cancer is rarer than cancers traveling to the omentum. Generally cancers that have traveled (metastases) to the omentum tends to have a poor survival rate. The survival rate will depend on type of cancer, how much of it is there and how its responding to treatment. ...Read more
What are the visible signs of a malignant omentum? I was shown a picture of one that was removed from family member
Omental cancer: ... Is a rather uncommon type of cancer. It usually does not show any symptoms until it has grown in size. They can occasionally get quite large before discovery. Some people will have weight-loss as a sign, but often people have no symptoms. I hope your family member is doing well. ...Read more
If I had a small bowel obstruction with a closed loop and herniation in to the omentum, what is the likelyhood it could happen again?
Abdominal fatty: There is a structure called omentum which is fatty mobile structure which hangs from upper stomach and which fills some hernias. Loss of part or even all is not serious in itself. ...Read more
Hi i would like to ask if is having omentum germ cell cancer specifically means that its ovarian cancer? Besides having a mullerian anomaly.
CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?
Symptoms?: These results must be clinically correlated. I can explain what it means but ultimately no diagnoses can be made without a good history and physical. The CT basically- ill defined ... means they see something at the base of the appendix but it does really have definition (does not resemble anything particular), stranding- often represents inflammation, chronic gast.- stomach inflamed but not new. ...Read more