Sclerosing mesenteritis

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Sclerosing mesenteritis

Sclerosing mesenteritis is one of many terms used to describe a spectrum of chronic inflammatory diseases affecting the small bowel mesentery, the membrane that anchors the small intestine to the back of the abdominal wall.  The cause of this condition is unknown. The most common symptom is abdominal pain or a palpable abdominal mass. Click here to view an illustration of the small intestine.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Sclerosing mesenteritis" returned 24 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sclerosing mesenteritis: a benign cause of mesenteric mass lesions.
 

Author(s): Diogo Carrola Gomes, LuĂ­sa Quaresma

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Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare disease of the mesentery. Associations with surgery, trauma, autoimmunity and paraneoplastic syndrome have been suggested, but most of the cases remain idiopathic. Diagnosis is often incidental, based upon the finding of a single or multiple mesenteric ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Sclerosing mesenteritis in a 5-year-old Chinese boy: a case report.
 

Author(s): Cui-Ping Liang, Min Yang, Pei-Yu Chen, Lan-Lan Geng, Ding-You Li, Si-Tang Gong

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Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare fibroinflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that primarily affects the mesentery of the small intestine during late adult life. Only about twenty pediatric cases have been reported to date, but none has been reported in Chinese children.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Sclerosing mesenteritis mimicking metachronous peritoneal metastases from descending colon adenocarcinoma.
 

Author(s): Toshifumi Watanabe, Shiro Terai, Tomoya Tsukada, Masaki Takeshita, Koshi Matsui, Koji Amaya, Masahide Kaji, Kiichi Maeda, Koichi Shimizu, Junko Saito, Kentaro Mochizuki, Akio Uchiyama

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Sclerosing mesenteritis is a non-neoplastic inflammatory disease that occurs in the bowel mesentery. Distinguishing sclerosing mesenteritis from neoplasms may be difficult because of the clinical and radiographic similarities between the two disease entities.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Sclerosing mesenteritis" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Refractory sclerosing mesenteritis involving the small intestinal mesentery: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Katsuya Endo, Rintaro Moroi, Mikako Sugimura, Fumiyoshi Fujishima, Takeshi Naitoh, Naoki Tanaka, Hisashi Shiga, Yoichi Kakuta, Seiichi Takahashi, Yoshitaka Kinouchi, Tooru Shimosegawa

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(13):1419-27.

 

A 28-year-old Japanese man presented with upper abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a soft tissue mass in the small bowel mesentery. We diagnosed the patient with sclerosing mesenteritis according to the histological findings of small bowel mesentery. Although he was ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Sclerosing mesenteritis as an unusual cause of fever of unknown origin: a case report and review.
 

Author(s): Vivian Iida Avelino-Silva, Fabio Eudes Leal, Caio Coelho-Netto, Guilherme Cutait de Castro Cotti, Ricardo A S Souza, Rodrigo Lautert Azambuja, Manoel de Souza Rocha, Esper Georges Kallas

Journal: Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2012 ;67(3):293-5.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An unusual presentation of sclerosing mesenteritis as pneumoperitoneum: case report with a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Sumita Chawla, Satheesh Yalamarthi, Irshad A Shaikh, Veena Tagore, Paul Skaife

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2009 Jan;15(1):117-20.

 

Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare condition that involves the small or large bowel mesentery. An unusual presentation of this condition, which led to difficult preoperative assessment and diagnosis, is described. This report is followed by a comprehensive review of the literature.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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