Solid Omental Tumors Clinical Presentation

Updated: Sep 05, 2017
  • Author: Kendrix J Evans, MD, MS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Presentation

History and Physical Examination

The most common presentations of solid omental tumors included the following:

  • Abdominal discomfort (30 of 66 cases [45.5%])
  • Abdominal mass (23 of 66 cases [34.9%])
  • Abdominal distention (10 of 66 [15.2%])

In most patients, abdominal pain was exacerbated in the supine position and eased by standing upright. Nausea and weight loss sometimes occurred. Local symptoms were the same for benign and malignant lesions.