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Omentum

Known as: Omental Fat, Omentums, omental 
A fold of the peritoneum (the thin tissue that lines the abdomen) that surrounds the stomach and other organs in the abdomen.
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Review
2017
Review
2017
Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) affects 4 million people worldwide annually. The incidence of PUD has been estimated at around 1.5% to… Expand
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
Intra-abdominal tumors, such as ovarian cancer, have a clear predilection for metastasis to the omentum, an organ primarily… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
  • Ernst Lengyel
  • The American journal of pathology
  • 2010
  • Corpus ID: 20398612
The biology of ovarian carcinoma differs from that of hematogenously metastasizing tumors because ovarian cancer cells primarily… Expand
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
The association between obesity and impaired insulin sensitivity has long been recognized, although a subgroup of obese… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage bladder disease can be treated with cystoplasty using gastrointestinal segments. The presence… Expand
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Review
2000
Review
2000
Abstract. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. They… Expand
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Review
1998
Review
1998
The purpose of this study was to determine whether human adipocytes from different depots of obese subjects produce interleukin-6… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
BACKGROUND Central obesity results in a cluster of metabolic abnormalities contributing to premature death. Glucocorticoids… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Omentum has been used clinically to promote wound healing and to stimulate the revascularization of ischemic tissues. The… Expand
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Review
1996
Review
1996
  • Per Björntorp
  • International journal of obesity and related…
  • 1996
  • Corpus ID: 32540337
The regulation of adipose tissue distribution is an important problem in view of the close epidemiological and metabolic… Expand
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