Also described as retractile mesenteritis
, liposclerotic mesenteritis, xanthogranulomatous mesenteritis, systemic nodule panniculitis, and mesenteric Weber-Christian disease, sclerosing mesenteritis appears to have an increased incidence in men with a mean age of 60 years.
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.
Finally, when fibrosis becomes the main feature, the terms sclerosing or retractile mesenteritis have been applied.
Successful treatment of retractile mesenteritis with oral progesterone.
2,3) The chronic form, termed retractile mesenteritis, is considered when fibrosis is the dominant feature.
3) In cases of retractile mesenteritis, a greater soft tissue component is evident in the mesenteric mass, which indicates the presence of fibrosis.
13) Differential considerations include retractile mesenteritis
, lymphoma, granulomatous infection, sarcoid, metastasis, GIST, inflammatory pseudotumor, and fibromatosis (desmoid).