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omentum

[o-men-tum] a large fatty sheet in the abdomen (belly) that drapes like an apron over the stomach, intestines, and other organs.

How is endometrial cancer staged?

... M1: The cancer has spread to distant lymph nodes, the upper abdomen,
the omentum, or other organs (such as the lungs or liver). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-staging

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Finds the Support She Needs

... Once inside, he could see cancer on both ovaries and the omentum,
which is a layer of fatty tissue that covers the organs. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorshipduringandaftertreatment/storiesofhope/ovarian-cancer-survivor-finds-the-support-she-needs

Surgery for ovarian cancer

... In addition, the omentum is also removed (an omentectomy). The omentum
is a layer of fatty tissue that covers the abdominal ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for endometrial cancer

... Other methods to look for cancer spread. Omentectomy: The omentum is a
layer of fatty tissue that covers the belly contents like an apron. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/overviewguide/endometrial--uterine--cancer-overview-treating-surgery

How are gastrointestinal stromal tumors staged?

... GIST that starts in the stomach or the omentum*. *The omentum is an
apron-like layer of fatty tissue that hangs over the organs in the abdomen. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gastrointestinalstromaltumorgist/detailedguide/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-staging

Surgery for stomach cancer | American Cancer Society

... Some of the omentum (an apron-like layer of fatty tissue that covers the stomach
and intestines) is removed as well, along with nearby lymph nodes ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/stomachcancer/detailedguide/stomach-cancer-treating-types-of-surgery

Treatment options for endometrial cancer by stage

... extensive. In addition to the TH/BSO and the pelvic and para-aortic lymph
node dissections, the omentum is often removed. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/endometrialcancer/detailedguide/endometrial-uterine-cancer-treating-by-stage

Surgery for uterine sarcomas

... Omentectomy: The omentum is a layer of fatty tissue that covers the abdominal
contents like an apron. Cancer sometimes spreads to this tissue. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/uterinesarcoma/detailedguide/uterine-sarcoma-treating-surgery

What is metastatic cancer?

... Ovarian cancer most often spreads to the lining of the abdomen (belly) and
pelvis (this lining is called the peritoneum), the omentum (a layer of ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/advancedcancer/advanced-cancer-what-is-metastatic

Cancer Glossary

... omentum Search [o-men-tum]. a large fatty sheet in the abdomen (belly) that
drapes like an apron over the stomach, intestines, and other organs. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=o