Misty mesentery

Dr Jeremy Jones and Radswiki et al.

Misty mesentery is a term used to describe the CT appearance of mesenteric fat with increased attenuation. Just as with fat stranding elsewhere, a number of processes can lead to the appearance including infiltration by inflammatory cells, oedema, lymphatic accumulation, haemorrhage, tumour infiltration, and fibrosis.

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rID: 12345
Tag: mesentery
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Misty mesentery sign
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