, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 342-344

Retractile mesenteritis in a 12-year-old girl: CT findings

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Abstract

We report a pathologically proven case of retractile mesenteritis in a 12-year-old girl. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a large mass of fat density completely circumscribing the colon. Although the definitive diagnosis of retractile mesenteritis depends on histopathological findings, recognition of CT features is helpful in the diagnosis.

Received: 13 October 1995 Accepted: 10 January 1996