Title

Primary (retractile) mesenteritis in a child

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Journal

Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Volume

27

Issue

12

DOI

10.1016/0022-3468(92)90502-X

Keywords

Mesenteritis; primary (retractile)

Abstract

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.

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