Mesenteric panniculitis: A controversial entity. Many unanswered questions

Published: 18 September 2015
Author(s): Carlos Enrique Suarez Acosta, Esperanza Romero Fernandez, Elpidio Calvo Manuel
Section: Letter to the Editor

In the last years, we have observed an increase of clinicopathological knowledge and, therefore, a more accurate diagnosis of diseases. However, sometimes there are confused diagnoses without completely defined criteria as the mesenteric panniculitis (MP). The MP is characterized by chronic inflammation of mesenteric fat that has been associated to cancers, intra-abdominal surgery, ischemic heart disease or autoimmune diseases although its origin may be idiopathic [1].