Creeping Fat

A delicate circumferential extension of the mesenteric fat around the small and large intestinal serosa, which classically occurs in Crohn’s disease, but is also described in renal transplant patients
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Valet et al., "Is Crohn's creeping fat an adipose tissue?" Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, vol.
Neumeier et al., "Profiling adipocytokine secretion from creeping fat in Crohn's disease," Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, vol.
Typical US imaging appearance of CD was defined as bowel wall thickening (>3mm), losing or preserving the gut signature, while the extramural disease was defined as perienteric fluid and creeping fat which separates bowel loops [1].
The mesenteric is characterized by creeping fat as an increased mesenteric fat producing a mass effect which presented a slightly decreased signal intensity on T2 FAT-SAT-weighted images [1].
A University of Colorado team deduced that cutting calorie intake by half a chocolate bar or half a pint of beer a day should stop creeping fat.