Sclerosing Mesenteritis Mimicking Ovarian Tumor: A Very Rare Case

Authors

  • Esra Eşim Büyükbayrak Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, İstanbul
  • Ayşe Yasemin Karageyim Karşıdağ Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, İstanbul
  • Bülent Kars Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, İstanbul
  • Ayşe Gül Özyapı Alper Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, İstanbul
  • Meltem Pirimoğlu Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, İstanbul
  • Sibel Kayahan Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Pathology, İstanbul
  • Cem Turan Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecology, İstanbul

Keywords:

Sclerosing mesenteritis, Adnexal mass

Abstract

Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare, benign and chronic inflammatory disease with fibrosis that affects the mesentery and on rare occasions mesocolon, peripancreatic region, omentum, retroperitoneum, pelvis. Since the sclerosing mesenteritis has no special clinical manifestations and typical signs, the patients are very easy to be misdiagnosed. We report a case of sclerosing mesenteritis in 38 year-old patient
which is misdiagnosed as ovarian tumor both clinically and radiologically. Definitive diagnosis was made with omental biopsy taken via laparatomy. There was only omental involvement without mesenteric and/or intestinal involvement. This is the first case in the literature with primary omental involvement. The striking point of the case was omental replacement towards pelvis mimicking adnexal mass. Even
it is a very rare condition sclerosing mesenteritis should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of a pelvic mass.

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Published

2011-08-09

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Eşim Büyükbayrak E, Karageyim Karşıdağ AY, Kars B, Özyapı Alper AG, Pirimoğlu M, Kayahan S, Turan C. Sclerosing Mesenteritis Mimicking Ovarian Tumor: A Very Rare Case. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2011Aug.9 [cited 2021Dec.6];17(2):126-8. Available from: https://www.gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/308

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