Omental cake

Omental cake

In radiology, omental cake is sign indicative of an abnormally thickened greater omentum.[1] Typically, it is caused by infiltration of metastatic tumours arising from the stomach, ovary and colon. The appearance can also result from tuberculous peritonitis.[2]


  1. ^ med/2749 at eMedicine
  2. ^ Roche CJ, O'Keeffe DP, Lee WK, Duddalwar VA, Torreggiani WC, Curtis JM (2002). "Selections from the buffet of food signs in radiology". Radiographics 22 (6): 1369–84. doi:10.1148/rg.226025521. PMID 12432108. 

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