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Revista chilena de cirugía

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VISCIDO, GERMÁN et al. Mesenteric panniculitis with intraabdominal abcess. Report of one case. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.5, pp.451-456. ISSN 0718-4026.

We report a 28 years oíd obese male presenting with abdominal pain of increasing intensity lasting 15 days. In the last days, diarrhea and fever appeared. On abdominal examination a 8 cm painful mass was palpated. An abdominal ultrasound showed an anechoic mass in the epigastrium. An abdominal CAT sean showed an inflammatory mass that involves the small bowel. The patient is subjected to a percutaneous needle aspiration, obtaining 50 mi of a purulent fluid. Due to persistence of fever, the patient was operated finding an inflammation that involved the mesentery and the great omentum and covering abscess. The pathologic study of the surgical piece reported a unspecific nodular mesenteric panniculitis.

Palabras clave : Mesenteric panniculitis; abscess.

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