Torsion Of A Fatty Fringe Of The Falciform Ligament, A Rare Cause Of Acute Abdomen: A Case Report

Dr. Magesh Kumar. J, P. Suresh Babu, K. s. ravishankar


The falciform ligament is a double fold of peritoneum that marks the anatomical division between the right and left lobes of the liver. Pathologic conditions of the falciform ligament are extremely rare; one particularly rare condition is the torsion of a fatty appendage of the falciform ligament leading to fat infarction. In this article, we present a case of an isolated falciform ligament torsion, a rare primary pathology of the falciform ligament. A 56-year-old female patient was admitted with the complaints of abdominal pain for 3 days. Imaging studies demonstrated torsion of facliform ligament. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a torsion and necrotic mass of the falciform ligament.


Falciform ligament; acute abdomen; Torsion

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