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

[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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[Spontaneous regression of sclerosing mesenteritis presenting as a huge mass].
 

Author(s): Hyun Jeong Lee, Jin Il Kim, Ji Won Ahn, Jeong Ho Kim, Mo Eun Cheung, Soo Heon Park, Jae Kwang Kim, Soyoung Im

Journal: Korean J Gastroenterol. 2012 Apr;59(4):317-20.

 

Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare benign disease originated from the mesenteries. It can be related to autoimmune disease, vasculitis, ischemia, infection, trauma and operation, but most of cases are idiopathic. The overall prognosis of sclerosing mesenteritis is usually good with ...

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2012

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Sclerosing mesenteritis presenting as protein-losing enteropathy: a fatal case.
 

Author(s): Takashi Kida, Kentaro Suzuki, Tatsuzo Matsuyama, Mika Okita, Yutaka Isozaki, Naoyuki Matsumoto, Shigeyuki Miki, Yasutaka Nagao, Kenji Kawabata, Masataka Kohno, Hirokazu Oyamada

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2011 ;50(22):2845-9.

 

Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare, benign disorder characterized by non-specific and chronic inflammation of the mesenteric adipose tissue. The disease usually presents with gastrointestinal symptoms and abdominal masses. The long-term prognosis is favorable, but it often becomes ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2011

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

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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A clinical case study: sclerosing mesenteritis presenting as chylous ascites.
 

Author(s): Manish Arora, Ethan Dubin

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Last Updated: 2 Apr 2008

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