Intraabdominal panniculitis: Report of three cases and review of the literature

D. Hammoud, N. Khoury, G. Rouhana, C. Abou Sleiman, M. Haddad

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-324
Number of pages4
JournalJournal Medical Libanais
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)


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