mesenteric panniculitis

mesenteric panniculitis

inflammation with variable fibrosis of mesenteric fat, usually of the small intestine, causing a solid mass that may displace or obstruct the intestine. Some authorities consider this an inflammatory variant of retractile mesenteritis. Also called mesenteric lipodystrophy.
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6 out of these 12 patients had associated findings like appendicitis, mesenteric panniculitis, and adnexal cyst.
Other rare laparoscopic findings shown by diagnostic laparoscopy include abdominal tuberculosis, mesenteric panniculitis, and Meckel's diverticulitis, which together constituted less than 5% of the total cases.
The abnormal findings that were shown by laparoscopy include appendicitis, adhesions, adnexitis, mesenteric panniculitis, mesenteric lymphadenitis, Meckel's diverticulitis, hydrosalpinx, and right adnexal cyst.
The clinical signs, gross lesions, and histologic lesions are characteristic of massive fat necrosis (lipogranulomatosis) in ruminants and mesenteric panniculitis in humans and companion mammals.
8-10) In those reports, the authors (11-15) considered disease to be analogous to forms of mesenteric panniculitis of humans.
Sclerosing mesenteritis, mesenteric panniculitis and mesenteric lipodystrophy: a single entity?
The mesenteric panniculitis found in this case is rare and of unknown aetiology.
Mesenteric panniculitis with extensive inflammatory involvement of the peritoneum and intraperitoneal structures.
1,2] It has been reported under many different names; the names most frequently used in the literature, in addition to sclerosing mesenteritis, include mesenteric lipodystrophy, mesenteric panniculitis, and retractile mesenteritis.
Later, when fat necrosis subsides and chronic inflammation becomes predominant, it may be designated mesenteric panniculitis.
Multiple names have been used for this entity, including mesenteric panniculitis, retractile or liposclerotic mesenteritis, mesenteric Weber-Christian disease, and xanthogranulomatous mesenteritis.
Mesenteric panniculitis is usually self-limited, but may recur.