Refractory sclerosing mesenteritis involving the small intestinal mesentery: A case report and literature review

Katsuya Endo, Rintaro Moroi, Mikako Sugimura, Fumiyoshi Fujishima, Takeshi Naitoh, Naoki Tanaka, Hisashi Shiga, Yoichi Kakuta, Seiichi Takahashi, Yoshitaka Kinouchi, Tooru Shimosegawa

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Abstract

A 28-year-old Japanese man presented with upper abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a soft tissue mass in the small bowel mesentery. We diagnosed the patient with sclerosing mesenteritis according to the histological findings of small bowel mesentery. Although he was treated with prednisolone, colchicine and azathioprine, neither his symptoms nor CT findings improved. This case is rare in that the disease was refractory. The characteristics of Japanese patients with sclerosing mesenteritis involving small bowel mesentery are not well understood. We herein describe the details of such patients based on a literature review including 32 recently reported Japanese cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1419-1427
Number of pages9
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume53
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Japanese
  • Mesenteric panniculitis
  • Sclerosing mesenteritis
  • Small bowel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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