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«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_377»
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Mesenteric panniculitis of
the sigmoid colon: a case report and review of the literature
Mesenteric panniculitis of the
sigmoid colon is a rare occurrence in surgical practice. The aim of this
article is to present a case of mesenteric panniculitis of the sigmoid colon
and a short review of the literature.
We reviewed the hospital record of
a 63-year-old man who presented with a palpable mass in the left abdomen and
clinical signs of a partial bowel obstruction. The pre-operative impression was
a possible cancer of the sigmoid colon. A laparotomy was performed through a
midline incision. The mesentery was found to be markedly thickened, constricted
and puckered. The normal architecture of the adipose tissue had been lost and
replaced with an irregular nodular mass. The microscopic pathologic sections
demonstrated a chronic reactive inflammatory process with an exuberant
proliferation of fibroblasts and fibrocytes. The adipose tissue contained
scattered areas of steatonecrosis with foci of lipid-laden macrophages,
lymphocytes and plasma cells. The sigmoid colon and its mesocolon were
resected. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was
discharged in good condition, and followed up for the next two years.
Mesenteric panniculitis of sigmoid
is an extremely rare entity of unknown origin in which the normal architecture
of the mesentery is replaced by fibrosis, necrosis and calcification. On gross
examination the alterations may be mistaken for a neoplastic process. A frozen
section may be necessary for confirmation of the diagnosis. When the advanced
inflammatory changes became irreversible and bowel obstruction occurs,
resection may be indicated.
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