The Egyptian Journal of Surgery

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

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


Saleh S Saleh1, Islam H Metwally1, Islam A Elzahaby1, Abdelhadi M Shebl2 
1 Surgical Oncology Department, Oncology Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Islam H Metwally
Surgical Oncology Unit, Oncology Center, Mansoura University, Geehan Street, Mansoura, Dakahlia, 35516
Egypt

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.


How to cite this article:
Saleh SS, Metwally IH, Elzahaby IA, Shebl AM. Intestinal obstruction caused by mesenteric fat necrosis masquerading as small bowel malignancy.Egypt J Surg 2017;36:460-463


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Saleh SS, Metwally IH, Elzahaby IA, Shebl AM. Intestinal obstruction caused by mesenteric fat necrosis masquerading as small bowel malignancy. Egypt J Surg [serial online] 2017 [cited 2018 Aug 21 ];36:460-463
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