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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 7, 2009; 15(1): 117-120
Published online Jan 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.117
An unusual presentation of sclerosing mesenteritis as pneumoperitoneum: Case report with a review of the literature
Sumita Chawla, Paul Skaife, Department of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL, United Kingdom
Satheesh Yalamarthi, Irshad A Shaikh, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, KY12 0SU, United Kingdom
Veena Tagore, Department of Pathology, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Chawla S, Yalamarthi S contributed equally towards writing the case report and review of the literature as well as undertaking a comprehensive literature search; Shaikh IA contributed towards the literature review and manuscript preparation; Tagore V provided the histopathological information and Skaife P is the main clinical lead.
Correspondence to: Satheesh Yalamarthi, Department of Surgery, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline KY12 0SU, Scotland, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: October 3, 2008
Revised: November 10, 2008
Accepted: November 17, 2008
Published online: January 7, 2009