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Ultrasound and computed tomography in the evaluation of mesenteric lesions: A pictorial review.

Authors
  • Kose, Snehal I1
  • Singh, Sapna1
  • Garg, Anju1
  • Manchanda, Alpana1
  • Singh, Rajdeep2
  • 1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. , (India)
  • 2 Department of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
SA journal of radiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2023
Volume
27
Issue
1
Pages
2595–2595
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4102/sajr.v27i1.2595
PMID: 37292421
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The mesentery is a broad fan-shaped fold of peritoneum that suspends the loops of small intestine from the posterior abdominal wall. Although primary neoplasms arising in the mesentery are rare, the mesentery is a major avenue for the dissemination of tumours, which can spread through hematogenous, lymphatic, direct or peritoneal seeding. Imaging helps in the diagnosis of these tumours and aids in directing appropriate treatment by assessing their size, extent and relationship with adjacent structures. The aim of this article is to describe the spectrum of imaging findings of the various mesenteric lesions using ultrasound and CT. Evaluation of the mesentery is often neglected during routine ultrasound (US) because of inadequate training and unfamiliarity with the common US features encountered with mesenteric disease. CT plays an essential role in the diagnosis of mesenteric disease. Knowledge of imaging characteristics of various mesenteric lesions helps in timely diagnosis and management. © 2023. The Authors.

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