Focal myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins is associated with previous trauma in surgical specimens.

@article{Sherman2006FocalMH,
  title={Focal myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins is associated with previous trauma in surgical specimens.},
  author={Jessica F Sherman and Patricia C Kao and A Brian West and Hagen J. Blaszyk},
  journal={Pathology, research and practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={202 7},
  pages={517-22}
}
Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins (IMHMV) is a rare and poorly understood disease that occurs in the rectosigmoid colon of predominantly young, previously healthy, male patients. This disease is often confused with chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease clinically, and pathologists may miss the diagnosis unless elastin stains are performed because diseased veins may readily be mistaken for arteries. The etiology of IMHMV is unclear, but a traumatic pathomechanism… CONTINUE READING

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