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Insights into Imaging

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 399–408

First Online: 22 May 2011Received: 24 February 2011Revised: 28 April 2011Accepted: 05 May 2011


BackgroundOmental cakes typically are associated with ovarian carcinoma, as this is the most common malignant aetiology. Nonetheless, numerous other neoplasms, as well as infectious and benign processes, can produce omental cakes.

MethodsA broader knowledge of the various causes of omental cakes is valuable diagnostically and to direct appropriate clinical management.

ResultsWe present a spectrum of both common and unusual aetiologies that demonstrate the variable computed tomographic appearances of omental cakes.

ConclusionThe anatomy and embryology are discussed, as well as the importance of biopsy when the aetiology of omental cakes is uncertain.

KeywordsGastrointestinal Malignancy Infection CT Biopsy  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Mark Daniel Mamlouk - Eric vanSonnenberg - Sridhar Shankar - Stuart G. Silverman


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