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

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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[A case of IgG4-related sclerosing mesenteritis associated with Crohn's disease].
 

Author(s): Eui Jung Kim, Eun Young Kim, Jung Eun Song, Hyeon Chul Lee, Gyu Hwan Bae, Hoon Kyu Oh, Tae Sung Lee

Journal: Korean J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;63(3):176-82.

 

Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is a rare disease characterized by chronic nonspecific mesenteric inflammation and fibrosis of unknown etiology. Some tumefactive SM shows diffuse accumulation of IgG4-positive plasma cells and is considered as a part of the spectrum of IgG4-related disease. ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

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[Idiopathic sclerosing mesenteritis in the pediatric patient: a case report].
 

Author(s): A Parra-Buitrago, N A Valencia-Zuluaga, J A Rivera-Echeverry, M Contreras-Ramírez, A Vélez-Hoyos

Journal: Rev Gastroenterol Mex. ;78(4):255-7.

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2013

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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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