A popular term for a flattened, indurated omentum caused by a diffusely infiltrative malignancy, usually epithelial, commonly, of the ovary, but also colon, stomach or pancreas. Omental cakes due to diffuse infections—e.g., by tuberculosis, are far less
common in developed nations.
Imaging CT The omental cake (image) appears as a flat layer of tumour separating the small or large intestine from the anterior abdominal wall
Synonym Pancake omentum