Segmental misty mesentery

Analysis of CT features and primary causes

Bo Kyoung Seo, Hyun Kwon Ha, Ah Young Kim, Tae Kyung Kim, Min Jung Kim, Jae Ho Byun, Pyo Nyun Kim, Moon Gyu Lee, Suk Kyun Yang, Eun Sil Yu, Jin Ho Kim

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PURPOSE: To review the computed tomographic (CT) features of segmental misty mesentery (SMM) in 29 patients and assess the primary causes of this CT finding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors analyzed the medical records and CT features of SMM in 29 patients. CT images were evaluated for the site, thickness, and vascular changes of the involved mesentery; bowel wall changes; lymphadenopathy; and the fat ring sign. The primary cause of SMM in five patients was determined at histopathologic examination, that in three patients was determined at surgical observation of the mesentery, and that in nine patients was determined on the basis of follow-up CT and clinical data. The primary cause of SMM in 12 patients was unknown. RESULTS: Twenty-five of the 29 patients had various underlying diseases. Fourteen (48%) patients had a malignancy: 11 had intraabdominal cancer and three had extraabdominal cancer. Jejunal mesentery was more commonly involved than was ileal mesentery (P < .05). The mean thickness of the SMM was 4.0 cm. Mesenteric vessels were dilated in 27 patients (93%): 19 with venous dilatation and eight with either arterial dilatation only or both arterial and venous dilatation. At CT, seven (24%) patients had a thickened bowel wall; nine (31%) patients, lymphadenopathy; and two (7%) patients, the fat ring sign. The primary cause of SMM was edema in eight, malignant neoplasm in four, inflammation and/or fibrosis in five, and idiopathic in 12 patients. CONCLUSION: At CT, SMM appears as a result of malignant neoplasms, inflammation, or vascular disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-94
Number of pages9
JournalRadiology
Volume226
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Fats
Inflammation
Medical Records
Edema
Fibrosis

Keywords

  • Abdomen, CT
  • Abdomen, diseases
  • Mesentery, CT
  • Mesentery, diseases

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Seo, B. K., Ha, H. K., Kim, A. Y., Kim, T. K., Kim, M. J., Byun, J. H., ... Kim, J. H. (2003). Segmental misty mesentery: Analysis of CT features and primary causes. Radiology, 226(1), 86-94. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2261011547

Segmental misty mesentery : Analysis of CT features and primary causes. / Seo, Bo Kyoung; Ha, Hyun Kwon; Kim, Ah Young; Kim, Tae Kyung; Kim, Min Jung; Byun, Jae Ho; Kim, Pyo Nyun; Lee, Moon Gyu; Yang, Suk Kyun; Yu, Eun Sil; Kim, Jin Ho.

In: Radiology, Vol. 226, No. 1, 01.01.2003, p. 86-94.

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Seo, BK, Ha, HK, Kim, AY, Kim, TK, Kim, MJ, Byun, JH, Kim, PN, Lee, MG, Yang, SK, Yu, ES & Kim, JH 2003, 'Segmental misty mesentery: Analysis of CT features and primary causes', Radiology, vol. 226, no. 1, pp. 86-94. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2261011547
Seo, Bo Kyoung ; Ha, Hyun Kwon ; Kim, Ah Young ; Kim, Tae Kyung ; Kim, Min Jung ; Byun, Jae Ho ; Kim, Pyo Nyun ; Lee, Moon Gyu ; Yang, Suk Kyun ; Yu, Eun Sil ; Kim, Jin Ho. / Segmental misty mesentery : Analysis of CT features and primary causes. In: Radiology. 2003 ; Vol. 226, No. 1. pp. 86-94.
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