Rare mesenterial masses – cases from our praxis and short review
- Baleva, B. Balev, T. Velinov
Abstract. Most common mesenterial mass is lymphadenopathy, the rest of mass lesions in the mesenterium being rare entities. A fine natural contrast at CT imaging exist between a mesenterial mass and surrounding mesenterial fat tissue, thus CT is of high diagnostic value in the diagnostics of mesenterial pathology . We present 6 cases of rare mesenterial masses from our 5-year clinical praxis – a case of mesenterial metastasis, a case of inflammatory ossifying pseudotumor, a case of mesenterial panniculitis, two cases of mesenterial desmoid and a case with findings of a mesenterial dermoid. All patients have a diagnostic abdominal CT scan, some have an US-examination as a preliminary investigation. In two of the cases we present radiology-patholocical correlation of findings. A short review of typical findings in the presented entities is made.
Key words: MESENTERIAL MASSES. MESENTERIAL INFLAMMATORY OSSIFYING pSEUDOTUMOR. MESENTERIAL pANNICULITIS. MESENTERIAL DESMOIDS. MESENTERIAL DERMOID.