Mesenteric fat necrosis simulating a carcinoma of the cecum.

@article{Marshak1980MesentericFN,
  title={Mesenteric fat necrosis simulating a carcinoma of the cecum.},
  author={Richard H. Marshak and Arthur E. Lindner and Daniel Maklansky and Michael D Goldberg},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1980},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={459-63}
}
Fat necrosis in the mesentery is an unusual complication of an adjacent inflammatory process. This report demonstrates a case of fat necrosis resulting in multiple irregularly firm masses measuring up to 4.5 cm. in diameter which produced extrinsic pressure on the cecum and ascending colon, simulating a carcinoma radiographically and at surgery. The fat necrosis was caused by chronic appendicitis in association with pylephlebitis. 

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