Sclerosing Mesenteritis: A Rare Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction

  title={Sclerosing Mesenteritis: A Rare Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction},
  author={Glenn Harvin and Adam Graham},
  booktitle={Case reports in gastroenterology},
Sclerosing mesenteritis falls within a spectrum of primary idiopathic inflammatory and fibrotic processes that affect the mesentery. The exact etiology has not been determined, although the following associations have been noted: abdominal surgery, trauma, autoimmunity, paraneoplastic syndrome, ischemia and infection. Progression of sclerosing mesentritis can lead to bowel obstruction, a rare complication of this uncommon condition. We report a case of a 66-year-old female with abdominal pain… CONTINUE READING