Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_344»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_344»
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·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
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Mesenteric panniculitis with
pedal edema in a 33-year-old Pakistani man: a case report and literature review
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare
pathology of unknown etiology characterized by inflammation and fibrosis in the
mesentery. Its protean clinical and radiological manifestations make it a
diagnostic challenge. There is no established treatment available for its
management. The clinical outcome is inconsistent, with the prognosis ranging
from complete resolution without any treatment to rapid progression culminating
A 33-year-old Pakistani man
presented with vague abdominal pain, an ill-defined epigastric mass and
bilateral pedal edema. A detailed review of his history and laboratory
investigations did not point to any diagnosis. The patient underwent an
exploratory laparotomy based on the finding of mesenteric soft-tissue density
on computed tomography. The laparotomy did not prove to be of any diagnostic or
therapeutic value. Upon review of the pre-operative computed tomographic scan
at our institution, a diagnosis of mesenteric panniculitis was made. An
acceptable resolution of abdominal pain and pedal edema was attained after a
4-week trial of immunosuppressive therapy. This is the first reported case of
mesenteric panniculitis with pedal edema as part of its presentation.
An increased awareness may lead to
the development of a less invasive diagnostic approach and optimal treatment
for this rarely recognized condition.
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