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Mesentery (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is mesenteric adenitis the same thing as mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Is mesenteric adenitis the same thing  as mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Yes they are the sam: Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the membrane that attaches your intestine, or bowel, to your abdominal wall. Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually results from an intestinal infection. Unlike appendicitis, however, mesenteric lymphadenitis is seldom serious and clears on its own. ...Read more

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Is mesenteric adenitis the same as lymphadenitis?

Is mesenteric adenitis the same as  lymphadenitis?

Location, Location: Lymphadenitis the general term used to describe the inflammation of your lymph nodes (tissues that help your body fight off illness). Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the membrane that attaches your intestines to your abdominal wall (mesentery). Mesenteric lymphadenitis is usually the result of an intestinal infection. ...Read more

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How long does the pain from mesenteric lymphadenitis (mesenteric adenitis or ma) usually last?

How long does the pain from mesenteric lymphadenitis (mesenteric adenitis or ma) usually last?

Usually a Few Days: Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually resolves on its own after a few days. However, sometimes mesenteric lymphadentitis can be confused with acute appendicitis and vice versa. ...Read more

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Teen w history mesenteric adenitis a year ago. Problems again. CT scan showed "numerous sub centimeter reactive lymph nodes". Translation? Same thing?

Teen w history mesenteric adenitis a year ago. Problems again. CT scan showed "numerous sub centimeter reactive lymph nodes". Translation? Same thing?

May be same : The most common finding of mesenteric adenitis is multiple prominent lymph nodes, especially in right lower abdominal mesentery. Having said that, many kids and teens may normally have multiple subcentimeter nodes. Mesenteric adenitis in a way becomes a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that no other serious finding is found to account for pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have mesenteric adenitis with lower back pain, and major bladder control issues all at the same time. What could this mean?

I have mesenteric adenitis with lower back pain, and major bladder control issues all at the same time. What could this mean?

You need meds: You may need to have some antibiotics to control this- it may be that your adenitis is from a bladder infection. Or that your adenitis is affecting the bladder. ...Read more

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If symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis don't clear within a week and a half what's the next step?

If  symptoms of mesenteric lymphadenitis don't clear within a week and a half what's the next step?

More time: Other serious causes have to be ruled out to make sure the inflammation is not from a surgical cause. If u have had this work up, symptoms go away with time and anti inflammatory meds. If not better, need to c ur doc to reassess and perhaps do another ct scan. ...Read more

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What should I do if symptoms for mesenteric lymphadenitis don't clear?

Re-evaluate: Mesenteric adenitis is a benign inflammation of the lymph nodes which follow the blood supply of the bowel. Symptoms can include right lower pain, and can be confused for appendicitis. If this diagnosis is made, and symptoms persist for more than 5-7 days, you should have the diagnosis re-considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mesenteric Lymphadenitis (Definition)

Mesenteric lymphadenitis is a condition in which the lymph nodes in the membrane that connects your bowel to your abdominal wall is swollen. It is usually caused by an infection, and common symptoms include ...Read more