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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  Bariatric Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1596.Case Report | Open Access

Mechanical Small Bowel Obstruction from Sclerosing Mesenteritis: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Ekaterina Kouzmina, Zuhaib M Mir and Boris Zevin

Department of Surgery, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada

*Correspondance to: Boris Zevin 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1596


Sclerosing Mesenteritis (SM) is a rare inflammatory disorder of the mesentery that demonstrates a predilection for males in their 6th and 7th decades of life. Symptomatic patients often have nonspecific complaints such as vague abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting; while asymptomatic patients typically present with an incidental finding on abdominal imaging performed for other reasons. Herein, we present the case of a 61-year-old male with SM, who presented with a mechanical small bowel obstruction from what was initially thought to be a neuroendocrine tumor. We review current evidence regarding the diagnosis of SM and propose an algorithm for management of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.


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Kouzmina E, Mir ZM, Zevin B. Mechanical Small Bowel Obstruction from Sclerosing Mesenteritis: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1596.

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