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Surgiliciousover 4 years ago
Greater omentum

Greater omentum

Surgical delicious Info : The greater omentum called by Rutherford Morison as "the abdominal policeman" since the omentum can limit intraperitoneal infection or other event (i.e organ ruptured) by localized the point (walling off). Omentum first adhering to sites of inflammation, absorbing bacteria and other contaminants, and providing leukocytes for a local immune response. Sometimes the attempts success and sometimes fail. This action can saves many patients from develoving general peritonitis.

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