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Ultrasonography-Based Management of Sclerosing Mesenteritis: From Diagnosis to Follow-Up

Authors de Sire R, Imperatore N, D'Armiento Snr M, Coccoli P, Di Luna I, Ricciolino S, Castiglione F, Rispo A

Received 19 January 2021

Accepted for publication 16 March 2021

Published 26 March 2021 Volume 2021:14 Pages 187—190


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Roberto de Sire,1 Nicola Imperatore,1,2 Maria D’Armiento Snr,3 Pietro Coccoli,1 Imma Di Luna,1 Simona Ricciolino,1 Fabiana Castiglione,1 Antonio Rispo1

1Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy; 2Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, AORN Antonio Cardarelli, Naples, Italy; 3Pathology, Department of Public Health, University Federico II of Naples, Naples, Italy

Correspondence: Roberto de Sire
Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University “Federico II” of Naples, Via Pansini 5, Naples, 80131, Italy
Email [email protected]

Abstract: Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is an idiopathic disorder affecting mesentery, characterized by fat necrosis, chronic inflammation and fibrosis. The clinical presentation varies from asymptomatic cases to acute abdomen. The diagnosis is suggested by imaging but can be definitely established only by biopsies. In this paper, we discuss ultrasonography-based management of SM.

Keywords: sclerosing mesenteritis, mesenteric lipodystrophy, mesenteric panniculitis, retractile mesenteritis, ultrasonography

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