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Mesenteric Lipodystrophy and Panniculitis

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Mesenteric lipodystrophy (or mesenteric panniculitis) is a rare condition of unknown etiology that causes inflammation of the adipose tissue in the mesentery. It is important to recognize in order to prevent unnecessary surgery or overly aggressive therapy.

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