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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86-89

Sclerosing mesenteritis: A case of acute abdomen and intestinal obstruction


1 Department of Surgery, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, Awka Campus, Anambra, Nigeria. (Formally: Anambra State University), Nigeria
2 Department of Histopathology, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, Awka Campus, Anambra, Nigeria. (Formally: Anambra State University), Nigeria

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Madubogwu Chimezie Innocent
Department of Surgery, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, Awka Campus, Anambra. (Formally:Anambra State University)
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1115-2613.278258

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Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is a rare idiopathic disorder characterized by chronic non-specific inflammation involving the adipose tissue of the bowel mesentery. It may be asymptomatic but it commonly presents with abdominal pain. Some individuals may have a palpable abdominal mass and affected individuals may develop small bowel obstruction or acute abdomen. We report a case of 27-year old man who presented to the Surgery Department at Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH),Amaku-Awka,Anambra State with acute abdomen and intestinal obstruction. He subsequently, had a surgical resection, which was histologically confirmed as a sclerosing mesenteritis. Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare disorder and this is the first case being reported in the literature from South-East,Nigeria. It is therefore,important to alert physicians,more especially the surgeons on the need to have a high index of suspicion in every case of intestinal obstruction.


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