2C52/C45-C49 Malignant neoplasms of omentum



Malignant neoplasms of the omentum are rare, but can occur in any age group. The exact cause of this condition is not known, but some possible factors that may increase the risk for malignant neoplasms of the omentum include a family history of this condition, previous abdominal surgery, and chronic inflammation of the omentum.


The diagnosis of malignant neoplasms of the omentum is made through physical examination, imaging tests such as CT scan and MRI, and biopsy of the affected area.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis for malignant neoplasms of the omentum includes benign tumors, cysts, and other malignant neoplasms such as ovarian cancer, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, and colorectal cancer.


Treatment for malignant neoplasms of the omentum is typically surgery to remove the affected area. Depending on the size and location of the tumor, additional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation may be recommended.


The prognosis for malignant neoplasms of the omentum is dependent on the size, location, and stage of the tumor. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the prognosis for this condition.

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