The omentum is removed for ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, and cancer in the peritoneum, as well as serous papillary and clear-cell endometrial cancer because there is often macro and/or microscopic spreading. The omentum is removed to diagnose spreading.
The omentectomy is part of the stage determination.
- Ovarian cancer
- Fallopian tube cancer
- Cancer in the peritoneum
- Serous papillary and clear-cell endometrial cancer
- Remove visible tumors and to check for possible micrometastases.