mesenteric lymphadenitis


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mesenteric lymphadenitis

[¦mez·ən¦ter·ik lim‚fad·ən′īd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the mesentery.
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The rest 16% of patients had other coexisting findings like adhesions, adnexitis, and mesenteric lymphadenitis.
In the syndrome of pseudoappendicitis, the distinctive findings found by surgical exploration of severe mesenteric lymphadenitis can be suggestive, but diagnosis would require confirmation by culture of nodes or feces (2,3).
The other cases were diagnosed as pancreatitis 3% (1 case), sigmoid diverticulitis 3% (1 case), mesenteric lymphadenitis 3% (1 case), renal colic 14% (5 cases) and normal study 78% (28 cases).
Other findings included pelvic inflammatory disease (25%), abdominal tuberculosis (12%), chronic appendicitis (8%), mesenteric lymphadenitis (5%) and diverticulosis.
Radiologically the term mesenteric lymphadenitis is used to describe lymph nodes >5 mm.