Intraabdominal panniculitis is a rare, benign idiopathic disorder of the mesentery. Patients usually present with abdominal pain and palpable mass. The cross-sectional imaging findings are characteristic and consist of a fibrofatty central mesenteric mass lesion encapsulating the mesenteric vessels with displacement of the bowel loops, than can suggest the diagnosis. Imaging is also important to establish a definitive diagnosis by an image-guided percutaneous biopsy, assess extent of the disease for selection of appropriate therapy, exclude associated abnormalities namely malignancies, and for follow-up.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal Medical Libanais|
|State||Published - 1999|
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