Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare benign disorder of unknown etiology that often resembles a neoplasm. Numerous terms have been used in the past to describe this entity which has a variable clinical presentation and is characterized by thickening of the intestinal mesentery. Accurate information regarding the epidemiology, natural course and therapeutic response of the disease is sparse. Herein we present a review of the literature and a brief discussion of relevant concepts for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sclerosing mesenteritis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Sclerosing mesenteritis: a disease of malignant appearance|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Revista de gastroenterología de México|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
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