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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 460-463

Intestinal obstruction caused by mesenteric fat necrosis masquerading as small bowel malignancy

1 Surgical Oncology Department, Oncology Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

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Islam H Metwally
Surgical Oncology Unit, Oncology Center, Mansoura University, Geehan Street, Mansoura, Dakahlia, 35516
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejs.ejs_65_17

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Retractile mesenteritis had been described a century ago. However, the manifestations are variable and the diagnosis is difficult. We report a case presenting with a subacute intestinal obstruction. In conclusion, surgeons should add this variety in their differential diagnosis of bowel obstruction.

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