Retractile Mesenteritis

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Sreekala P. Satheesh, Sammy Ho, James H. Grendell

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Abstract

Retractile mesenteritis is a rare idiopathic disorder of the mesentery and involves the intestine secondarily. It is characterized by nonspecific inflammation of the adipose tissue of the mesentery leading to fibrosis and retraction. The natural history of this process is diverse; also the clinical presentation is variable ranging from benign to fatal disease. The diagnosis is confirmed histologically by exploratory laparotomy. Although pharmacological management with corticosteroids, colchicine and immunosuppressive drugs are successful in most patients, some patients require surgery. We report a case of retractile mesenteritis in a 48-year-old male who was successfully treated with surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume27
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Peritoneal Panniculitis
Mesentery
Colchicine
Immunosuppressive Agents
Natural History
Laparotomy
Intestines
Adipose Tissue
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Fibrosis
Pharmacology
Inflammation
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Gastroenterology

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Retractile Mesenteritis : A Case Report and Review of the Literature. / Satheesh, Sreekala P.; Ho, Sammy; Grendell, James H.

In: Practical Gastroenterology, Vol. 27, No. 8, 08.2003.

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Satheesh, Sreekala P. ; Ho, Sammy ; Grendell, James H. / Retractile Mesenteritis : A Case Report and Review of the Literature. In: Practical Gastroenterology. 2003 ; Vol. 27, No. 8.
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