Mesenteric panniculitis

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Asymptomatic patient for CABG.

This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


Ill-defined ovoid fatty mass encasing the mesenteric vessels, displacing adjacent small bowel loops.


Distortion and mass-like thickening of the mesentery.

Case Discussion

Ill-defined lesion on US and CT surrounding the mesenteric vessels with a clear plane between the mass and the vessels without narrowing the vessels. It is one of the many "do not touch" lesions of the abdomen.

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Case information

rID: 6623
Published: 25th Jul 2009
Last edited: 15th Dec 2020
Tag: legacy
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