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What does it mean if i have mesenteric adenitis?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Lymph node: enlargement in the body part that connects the intestines to the major blood vessels. Main context is when it causes pain that mimics acute appendicitis, confounding the diagnosis. It is usually reactive to infection or inflammation, but if it is multiple and enlarged, it could be sign of lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease in rare instances. Ask your doctor for further explanation.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Dr said I have mesenteric adenitis, what does this mean?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Means you: don't need surgery as it mimics appendicitis , will subside with time .
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
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Yes , once diagnosed will eliminate need for surgery .
Aug 30, 2014

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