Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 516-518

Nodular mesenteric panniculitis of rectum simulating malignancy

1 Department of Pathology, T N Medical College and B Y L Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgery, T N Medical College and B Y L Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.135295

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Mesenteric panniculitis is a benign fibroinflammatory process involving adipose tissue of the mesentery. We report a case of a 62 year old male who showed signs of partial bowel obstruction and whose computed tomography of abdomen showed nodular soft tissue densities around the sigmoid junction. Distal colectomy was planned and laparotomy was performed. Anal skin, rectum and sigmoid colon was resected. Microscopic pathologic sections from the serosal nodule showed histo morphologic features of panniculitis while overlying mucosa showed tumor consisting of mucin secreting adenocarcinoma.

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