A 29-year-old male asked:
new, probably benign, increased mesenteric fat attenuation suggesting inflammation, infiltration or edema in small bowel mesentery. explain?
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Dr. Christopher Smith answered
41 years experience Family Medicine
Mesenteric panniculi: mesenteric panniculitis:---is a rare disorder characterized by a chronic nonspecific inflammation involving the adipose tissue of the bowel messentary. Cause is unclear--autoimmune responce to unknown source or ischemia changes have been proposed. the disease is associated with, vasculitis,granulomatous disease, rheumatoid disease and pancreatitis. I hope this is help full
Answered on Apr 7, 2015
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