Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare condition of unknown cause that is characterized by chronic mesenteric inflammation . The process usually involves the mesentery of the small bowel, especially at its root, but can occasionally involve the mesocolon.
Diagnosis: Tests and procedures used to diagnose sclerosing mesenteritis include. 1. Physical exam: sclerosing mesenteritis often forms a mass in upper abdomen that can be felt during a physical exam. 2. Imaging tests: Imaging tests of your abdomen may reveal sclerosing mesenteritis. Imaging tests may include computerized tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. 3. Biopsy: Removing a sample of tissue for testing.
Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare benign condition that is found most often in elderly patients. Various terms are used throughout the literature to describe this condition, which may lead to confusion, especially since there is a paucity of data regarding this rare disease. Glucocorticoid drugs such as prednisone, which relieve inflammation. They may be used in combination with azathioprine and colchicine.Hormonal therapy such as tamoxifen has also been shown to work. Sometimes hormonal therapy is used together with glucocorticoid drugs.Several other medications such as azathioprine, colchicine, Cyclophosphamide and thalidomide.
patients developed malignancy, including lymphoma, carcinoid syndrome, lung adenocarcinoma, and mesothelioma. Fulminant cases of sclerosing mesenteritis have been reported and are largely due to complications of intestinal obstruction.Sclerosing mesenteritis, inflammatory pseudotumor, retroperitoneal fibrosis and IgG-4 related disease are rare inflammatory conditions that may present as a pelvic mass and mimic malignancy or infection.