Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 264--266

Mesenteric panniculitis: A rare entity, report of two cases with review of the literature


Kavita Mardi, Shailja Puri Wahal 
 Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Kavita Mardi
Set No. 14, Type VI, IAS Colony, Meheli, Shimla - 171 009, Himachal Pradesh
India

Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare, benign, and chronic fibrosing inflammatory disease that affects the adipose tissue of the mesentery of the small intestine and colon. Mesenteric panniculitis of the sigmoid colon is an extremely rare occurrence in surgical practice. The specific etiology of the disease is unknown. The diagnosis is suggested by computed tomography (CT) and is usually confirmed by surgical biopsies. Treatment is empirical and based on a few selected drugs. Surgical resection is sometimes attempted for definitive therapy although the surgical approach is often limited. We are reporting two cases of mesenteric panniculitis of the sigmoid colon, one of which was associated with carcinoma.


How to cite this article:
Mardi K, Wahal SP. Mesenteric panniculitis: A rare entity, report of two cases with review of the literature.Arch Med Health Sci 2016;4:264-266


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Mardi K, Wahal SP. Mesenteric panniculitis: A rare entity, report of two cases with review of the literature. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2023 Feb 2 ];4:264-266
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