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Mesentery (Overview)

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.


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What is a misty mesentery?

What is a misty mesentery?

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). ...Read more

Mesentery (Overview)

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.


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What is the definition or description of: mesentery?

What is the definition or description of: mesentery?

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. ...Read more

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Can barium enama cause misty mesentery?

Can barium enama cause misty mesentery?

No,: the barium is confined to the colon. The only way for the barium to have an effect on the mesentery is if the colon was ruptured. ...Read more

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What structures run in the free margin of the mesentery?

What structures run in the free margin of the mesentery?

"Random": The mesentery is the tissue connected to the intestine thru which the blood vessels, lymphatics, lymph nodes, nerves, etc. Reside. The mesentery attaches the intestine to the back-wall of the abdominal cavity--there is no "free" margin, unless a portion of the intestine is surgically removed. The pathologists then look at this edge and tell us what is present. I hope this is what u were looking4. ...Read more

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What is the use of intestinal mesentery?

What is the use of intestinal mesentery?

Blood supply: The mesentery provides blood supply and nutrition to the intestines. It is a relatively unknown intra-abdominal organ to the general public, but is very important, as are most things in the abdomen... :). ...Read more

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What is the relationship between the mesentery and food digesting?

What is the relationship between the mesentery and food digesting?

Nutrient delivery: The mesentery is the anatomic term for the tissues that connect the intestine to the body thru which the blood vessels and lymphatics run. Nutrients are absorbed by the intestine and travel thru the mesentery to reach the rest of the body. Like any organ, oxygen is needed to sustain life--this travels to the intestine thru the same vessels. ...Read more

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What could be causing these small lymph nodes in ileocolic mesentery?

What could be causing these small lymph nodes in ileocolic mesentery?

Mesenteric adenitis: Mesenteric adenitis (enlargement of lymph nodes in abdominal mesentery) is commonly seen in conditions that mimic acute appendicitis. When accompanied by inflammation of the ileum, & crohn's disease has been excluded, consider bacterial infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica, campylobacter, salmonella. Adenitis may also reflect non-gi inflammatory processes in the abdomen. ...Read more

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I am 4 weeks preg. And I have a mesentery cyst 6cm. Is this dangerous to the baby. Lucky me. As soon as i found out I have it. I find out i'm prego?

I am 4 weeks preg. And I have a mesentery cyst 6cm. Is this dangerous to the baby. Lucky me. As soon as i found out I have it. I find out i'm prego?

Cyst in pregnancy: I doubt this will cause any problems for you in the pregnancy. Sometimes the baby may put pressure on the cyst causing discomfort. The cyst can be monitored with ultrasound. Generally they do not change size. ...Read more

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Would colon cancer cause the LN in the mesentery to swell up and cause notable pain/swelling on touch?

Would colon cancer cause the LN in the mesentery to swell up and cause notable pain/swelling on touch?

Unlikely: Colon cancer does spread to the local lymph nodes but generally there are no symptoms from that. Unless you have family history of early age colon cancer, you need not worry about colon cancer at your age. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Multiple prominent lymph nodes in central mesentery high redblood cell hemogliin and sudden mass iknee large mass in abdomen

Multiple prominent lymph nodes in central mesentery high redblood cell hemogliin and sudden mass iknee large mass in abdomen

Mesenteric nodes +Hb: Hello ! The lymph nodes can be normal, infection or cancer. The raised Hb can be single (polycythemia) or all components can be elevated. The knee could be blood or inflammation, the mass in abdomen could be fat, fluid, or tumor, either benign or cancer. I cannot be more specific with so little information. SEE A DOCTOR please. thanks ...Read more

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What does it mean by "soft tissue stranding in the surrounding mesenteric fat" on ct? Is it same as misty mesentery or mesenteric fat stranding?

What does it mean by "soft tissue stranding in the surrounding mesenteric fat" on ct? Is it same as misty mesentery or mesenteric fat stranding?

Equivalent terms: All three of those terms mean the same thing, although "misty mesentery" is not one that is commonly used. ...Read more

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Current scans revealed only "multiple enlarged root of mesentery lymph nodes". Largest is 2.6 x 1.6 cm. Is this cancer? Are there noncancerous causes?

Current scans revealed only "multiple enlarged root of mesentery lymph nodes". Largest is 2.6 x 1.6 cm. Is this cancer? Are there noncancerous causes?

Mesenteric adenitis: Maybe. Mesenteric adenitis (enlargement of lymph nodes in abdominal mesentery) is commonly seen in conditions that mimic acute appendicitis. When accompanied by inflammation of the ileum, ; crohn's disease has been excluded, consider bacterial infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica, campylobacter, salmonella. Adenitis may also reflect non-gi inflammatory processes in the abdomen. ...Read more

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New, probably benign, increased mesenteric fat attenuation suggesting inflammation, infiltration or edema in small bowel mesentery. Explain?

New, probably benign, increased mesenteric fat attenuation suggesting inflammation, infiltration or edema in small bowel mesentery. Explain?

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 ...Read more

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Prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery? High red blood cell hemoglobin and hemocritic face itches clubbing

Prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery? High red blood cell hemoglobin and hemocritic face itches clubbing

You need a good doct: A good internist can help you to sort it all out. I am more concerned about your high hemoglobin(Hb) (But you need to tell us the exact value). if your Hb is over 16-17 Grams than it requires further testing to find the cause. You may need to see a hematologist if the Hb is above the level I have mentioned above. ...Read more

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I have multiple prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery and high red blood cell, hemoglobin and hemicritic. Fatty liver and now 3 large growths?

I have multiple prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery and high red blood cell, hemoglobin and hemicritic. Fatty liver and now 3 large growths?

Erythrocytosis: It could be secondary polycythemia which is caused by either natural or artificial increases in the production of erythropoietin, hence an increased production of erythrocytes. The causes could be an adaptive response to hypoxic conditions or other such as EPO-producing mass or use of anabolic steroids. It certainly requires a thorough hematology work-up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What cause swollen lymph nodes in the stomach? I have two in my lower right quarent at tht root of the mesentery. Nonspecific subcentimeter!

What cause swollen lymph nodes in the stomach? I have two in my lower right quarent at tht root of the mesentery. Nonspecific subcentimeter!

Nothing serious: Slightly enlarged lymph nodes are sometimes seen on ct scans. If they are small (subcentimeter) they are nothing to worry about. We think they could be caused by a mild viral infection. ...Read more

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Multiple prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery and high red blood cell hemoglobin hemocritic large mass in back of knee.fevers

Multiple prominent lymph nodes in the central mesentery and high red blood cell  hemoglobin hemocritic  large mass in back of knee.fevers

Lymphadenopathy: If we combine all you the information you have given, need to make sure it is not a growth with spread, but it could be different causes, some intra abdominal problem and different problems in the back of knee, high hemoglobin and hematocrit is based on how high is it will make the significance of it. You need to consult with a physician with detailed infromation ...Read more

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Had a CT scan recently,the result was "ultilobulated soft tissue mass in the small bowel mesentery in the midabdomen" is this likely cancer?

It could be.: Lymphomas, metastatic disease, and other neoplasms can show up in the mesentery, so unfortunately you may need to have this mass biopsied to see what it is. Difficult to predict what it might specifically be based on limited information provided. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. Take care. ...Read more