Other Names for this Disease
- Retractile mesenteritis
- Liposclerotic mesenteritis
- Mesenteric lipogranuloma
- Mesenteric fibromatosis
- Mesenteric panniculitis
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small intestine to the back of the abdominal wall. The cause of this condition is unknown. The most common symptom is abdominal pain or a palpable abdominal mass. Click on the highlighted text to view an illustration of the small intestine.Sclerosing mesenteritis is one of many terms used to describe a spectrum of chronic inflammatory diseases affecting the small bowel mesentery, the membrane that anchors the
Last updated: 10/1/2015
- Sclerosing mesenteritis. MayoClinic.org. March 22, 2014; http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sclerosing-mesenteritis/basics/definition/con-20037148. Accessed 10/1/2015.
- S Akram, DS Pardi, JA Schaffner, TC Smyrk. Sclerosing mesenteritis: clinical features, treatment, and outcome in ninety-two patients. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 May; 5(5):589-96. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=DetailsSearch&Term=17478346%5Buid%5D. Accessed 10/1/2015.
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- Sclerosing Mesenteritis. The Doctor's Doctor Web site. 2002; http://www.thedoctorsdoctor.com/diseases/sclerosing_mesenteritis.htm. Accessed 10/1/2015.
- The Doctors Doctor.com provides information on sclerosing mesenteritis. Click on the link to view the information page.
- The Mayo Clinic Web site provides information on sclerosing mesenteritis. Click on the link to view the information pages.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- Medscape Reference provides information on mesenteric tumors, including sclerosing mesenteritis (also known as mesenteric lipodystrophy). You may need to register to view the article, but registration is free.
- MeSH® (Medical Subject Headings) is a terminology tool used by the National Library of Medicine. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Sclerosing mesenteritis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Akram s, Pardi D, Schaffner J, Smyrk T. Sclerosing mesenteritis: Clinical features, treatment, and outcome in ninety-two patients. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. May 2007;5(5):589-596.