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A 43-year-old member asked:

what is a misty mesentery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
CT Finding: The mesentery is the fatty apron of tissue that connects the intestine to the body thru which the blood vessels and lymphatics run. Many different diseases can make the fat look swollen or "misty" on ct scanning. This gives us a suggestion that there may be an underlying disease present (inflammation, cancer, bleeding, edema, etc).

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: mesentery?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: 1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera. 2. A fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops the jejunum and ileum.
A member asked:

What is mesentary pinniculitis?

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Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
General Surgery 22 years experience
Good question: Mesenteric panniculitis is not well understood. It is a diagnosis made on a ct scan showing nonspecific inflammatory changes in the fatty tissue that makes up the mesentery of the intestines. There is no specific cause known and treatment is not indicated. Some think that it is sometimes associated with a cancer elsewhere, but by no means does it mean someone has cancer if seen on a ct.
A 35-year-old member asked:

anterior mesenteric side" what does it mean?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Anterior = in front: The mesentery is a continuous set of tissues which is formed by the double fold of peritoneum ... The colonic component of the splenic flexure occurs lateral to the mesenteric confluence. At every flexure, a continuous ... to the posterior abdominal wall. The descending colon occupies a similar position on the left side. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesentery
Bristol, RI
A 34-year-old female asked:

I cannot find any information on root of mesenteric lymph nodes that are enlarged above 2cm. Please someone tell me what could cause this?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Your doctor can/shou: You will need a good doctor to guide you further. Lymph nodes of this size in your abdomen(mesentry) are suspected to be abnormal and would require further monitoring and a possible biopsy if they get larger than 2-3 cm in size. If you have any abdominal symptoms, go see an oncologist to seek guidance and monitoring of the lymph nodes.
Burlingame, CA
A 31-year-old male asked:

What is the "short-axis" diameter of a lymph node that is 2.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm? Is this large for a mesenteric lymph node?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
"short axis" : diameter is just what it sounds like... the shortest measurement of length, width, or height, which in your case is 0.6cm. Many find the short axis measurement a more reliable indicator of abnormality than the long axis measurement. Generally about 5mm is the upper limit of normal, so a 0.6cm node would be mildly enlarged. There are many potential causes, most benign. Shape is also important.

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