Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Nov 27, 2016; 8(11): 761-765
Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i11.761
Treatment options for spontaneous and postoperative sclerosing mesenteritis
Jennifer Klasen, Ulrich Güller, Brigitte Muff, Daniel Candinas, Christian A Seiler, René Fahrner
Jennifer Klasen, Department of Surgery, Kantonsspital Frauenfeld, Spital Thurgau AG, CH-8500 Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Ulrich Güller, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, CH-9007 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Brigitte Muff, Division of General Surgery, Spital Bülach, CH-8180 Bülach, Switzerland
Daniel Candinas, Christian A Seiler, Division of Visceral Surgery and Medicine, University Hospital Bern, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland
René Fahrner, Division of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Jena, D-07740 Jena, Germany
Author contributions: Klasen J, Güller U, Muff B, Candinas D, Seiler CA and Fahrner R designed the review; Klasen J and Fahrner R performed the review and collection of data; Klasen J and Fahrner R wrote the paper; Güller U, Muff B, Candinas D and Seiler CA revised the paper.
Institutional review board statement: All data were analyzed according to the University of Bern Institutional Review Board guidelines and in strict adherence to the ethical guidelines for human research of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided verbal informed consent.
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Correspondence to: René Fahrner, MD, Division of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Jena, Am Klinikum 1, D-07740 Jena, Germany.
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Received: June 26, 2016
Peer-review started: June 26, 2016
First decision: August 5, 2016
Revised: August 19, 2016
Accepted: September 7, 2016
Article in press: September 8, 2016
Published online: November 27, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare pathology including a benign acute or chronic inflammatory process affecting the adipose tissue of the mesenterium. The etiology is unclear; however, several potential triggers, including abdominal surgery and abdominal trauma, have been discussed. So far there is no evidence in the treatment of these patients. But, in the case of a non-resolving bowel obstruction, surgery is needed.