Author(s): Ghanem N, Pache G, Bley T, Kotter E, Langer M
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Abstract Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare, usually benign disorder of the mesentery. Depending on the predominant tissue component (inflammation, fat, or fibrosis), it is known as mesenteric panniculitis or retractile mesenteritis. We present a rare case of retractile mesenteritis of the mesocolon as a cause of severe abdominal pain. US, CT, and MRI were the imaging modalities used. We emphasize the MR finding of a fibrous capsula in retractile mesenteritis, as this is to our knowledge the first study to describe this entity. This finding may be valuable for establishing a diagnosis of sclerosing mesenteritis, as well as for differentiating this disease from other mesenteric diseases.
This article was published in J Magn Reson Imaging
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports