The greater omentum

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1997 Mar;168(3):683-7. doi: 10.2214/ajr.168.3.9057515.


Understanding the embryologic development, anatomic relationships, and pathologic processes of the greater omentum is critical to its complete and proper evaluation. The broad spectrum of imaging findings presented in this essay may allow readers to appreciate features that aid accurate diagnosis of omental disease.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Omentum / abnormalities
  • Omentum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Omentum / injuries
  • Peritoneal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed