De-Misty-fying the mesentery: An algorithmic approach to neoplastic and non-neoplastic mesenteric abnormalities

Myles T. Taffel*, Nadia J. Khati, Nabila Hai, Vahid Yaghmai, Paul Nikolaidis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Mesenteric abnormalities are often incidentally discovered on cross-sectional imaging performed during daily clinical practice. Findings can range from the vague "misty mesentery" to solid masses, and the possible etiologic causes encompass a wide spectrum of underlying pathologies including infectious, inflammatory, and neoplastic processes. Unfortunately, the clinical and imaging findings are often non-specific and may overlap. This article discusses the various diseases that result in mesenteric abnormalities. It provides a framework to non-invasively differentiate these entities, when possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)892-907
Number of pages16
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Carcinoid
  • Desmoid
  • Mesentery
  • Sclerosing mesenteritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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