Primary (retractile) mesenteritis in a child
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Mesenteritis; primary (retractile)
We report a case of primary retractile mesenteritis presenting as acute abdominal pain requiring surgery in a 3-year-old boy. At laparotomy, a hemoperitoneum was discovered and the diagnosis of primary mesenteritis was made with the aid of frozen section biopsy of the small bowel mesentery. No resection was necessary, and he made an uneventful recovery and remains well on follow-up. © 1992.
Davis, C., Guzzetta, P., & Patterson, K. (1992). Primary (retractile) mesenteritis in a child. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 27 (12). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-3468(92)90502-X