From: Nancy E. Hale (
Thu Aug 2 22:30:40 2001

At 10:23 PM 8/2/01 -0500, you wrote: >At Thu, 02 Aug 2001, Nancy E. Hale wrote:
> >[] Omentum..."The omentum is a loose fold of the membrane ( peritoneum )
> >that hangs from the stomach and covers the front of the intestines. It
> >protects the intestines and helps to seal any damage to the intestinal
> >wall, thus helping to prevent infection."
> >
> >
> >
>When the surgeon did my surgery, he removed the omentum, and you say
>here that it protects the bowel. I am confused!!

Hey Toni:

Personally I am not saying anything. This is quoted from a post by Helen Dynda, who I assume got the information from the website noted in the quote. I figured the best way to explain to Gidge what the omentum was was to get a reference from a previous post or from a medical web site.

Sorry if I confused you.

Nancy in NB

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