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Sclerosing Mesenteritis

Authors:

M. L. de Rooij ,

Departments of Internal Medicine, Ziekenhuis Amstelland, AM, Amstelveen. Department of Radiology, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam., NL
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B. S.M. Ter Rahe,

Departments of Radiology, Ziekenhuis Amstelland, AM, Amstelveen., NL
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H. J. Voerman1

Departments of Internal Medicine, Ziekenhuis Amstelland, AM, Amstelveen., NL
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Abstract

Background: A 55-year-old Caucasian man presented with weight loss, cramping abdominal pains, an increasing abdominal circumference and diarrhea. Physical examination showed no abnormalities besides a puffy abdomen. His past medical history included a recent subcutaneous swelling in the neck, histologically compatible to a benign solitary fibrous tumor. All blood results were within normal limits. Abdominal ultrasonography showed a tumor with diameter of 6.7 cm, probably originating from the pancreas, with ascites and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. This was followed by a CT scan. CT scan of the abdomen was repeated following therapy.

Keywords: Mesenteritis  
How to Cite: de Rooij ML, Ter Rahe BSM, Voerman1 HJ. Sclerosing Mesenteritis. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2015;98(3):109–10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.788
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Published on 01 Jun 2015.
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