Indexed on: 06 Oct '15Published on: 06 Oct '15Published in: Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
The aim was to demonstrate a diagnostic challenge of sclerosing mesenteritis initially considered as liposarcoma.A 45-year-old man was admitted with a painful abdominal mass. Abdominal computed tomography demonstrated a well- demarcated tumor in his left hemiabdomen, with a large fat component and areas of soft tissue attenuation suggestive of liposarcoma. Intraoperative findings showed a tumor arising from the greater omentum. The tumor was completely removed, and histopathology confirmed a pseudotumorous type of sclerosing mesenteritis with dominant mesenteric lipodystrophy.This case showed that a pseudotumorous type of sclerosing mesenteritis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the mesenteric tumors.