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 18 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sclerosing mesenteritis (panniculitis) mimicking peritoneal tuberculosis.
 

Author(s): Ben Miled, Abderraouf Khiari, Emna Ennaifer, Lotfi Hendaoui

Journal: Turk J Gastroenterol. 2014 Dec;25 Suppl 1():316-7.

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2015

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Protein-loosing enteropathy in sclerosing mesenteritis.
 

Author(s): A Rispo, M Sica, L Bucci, D Musto, L Camera, G Ciancia, G Luglio, N Caporaso

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 ;19(3):477-80.

 

Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is a rare, idiopathic disorder of unknown aetiology that involves the adipose tissue of the mesentery, being characterized by chronic and non-specific fibrous inflammation. Patients usually present with non-specific clinical manifestations, such as abdominal ...

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2015

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IgG4-related sclerosing mesenteritis in a 7-year-old Saudi girl.
 

Author(s): Mohammed Y Hasosah, Mohamed B Satti, Yasmin A Yousef, Daifullah M Alzahrani, Sajdi A Almutairi, Ashraf F Alsahafi, Ghassan A Sukkar, Abdullah A Alzaben

Journal: Saudi J Gastroenterol. ;20(6):385-8.

 

Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is a rare, benign inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology, affecting the membranes of the digestive tract that involves lymphoplasmacytic inflammation, fat necrosis, and fibrosis of the mesentery. We report a child patient with a history of recurrent ...

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2014

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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: 3 Jul 2014

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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: 4 Apr 2012

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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: 30 Dec 2008

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