omento-, oment- +

(Latin: fat, adipose tissue; and by extension, caul, intestines)

A reference to or pertaining to an omentum or the omenta.
omentectomy, omentumectomy
Excision of all or a portion of the omentum.
Inflammation of the omentum.
omentofixation (s) (noun), omentofixations (pl)
In general, an operation in which one of the folds of the peritoneum connects the stomach with other abdominal organs that is fastened to some other tissue; especially, one in which it is used as a circulatory bridge to reduce congestion or to provide vascular nutrition.

The omentumfixation is a sheet of fat that is covered by the peritoneum or a smooth transparent membrane that lines the abdomen and doubles back over the surfaces of the internal organs to form a continuous sac.

The greater omentumfixation is attached to the bottom edge of the stomach, and hangs down in front of the intestines while its other edge is attached to the transverse colon.

The lesser omentumfixation is attached to the top edge of the stomach, and extends to the under surface of the liver.

The use of omental grafts to cover raw surfaces in abdominal surgery or as a graft in rejoining tissues.
Roentgenography of the hepatic protal veins after injection of a contrast medium into the gastroepiploic vein in the base of the omentum.
Suture or repair of the omentum.
A surgical procedure in which the omentum and the spleen are suspended from the abdominal wall to prevent ptosis or torsion.
Incision of the omentum.
Volvulus (twisting) of the omentum.
omentum (s), omenta (pl)
A fold of peritoneum extending from the stomach to adjacent organs in the abdominal cavity.

Used in the sense of "pertaining to either pair of peritoneal folds that connect the stomach to the adjacent organs".

    Three divisions of the omentum are commonly recognized:

  • The gastro-colic or greater omentum descending over a part of the intestines from the lower border of the stomach to the transverse colon.
  • The gastro-hepatic, hepato-gastric, or lesser omentum extending from the liver to the smaller curvature of the stomach.
  • The gastro-splenic omentum connecting the cardiac end of the stomach with the spleen.

Related fat-word units: adipo-; lard; lipo-; obeso-; oleo-; pimelo-; pio-; sebo-; steato-.