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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2015;15(3):178-181.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2015.15.3.178    Published online September 10, 2015.
Idiopathic Isolated Perigastric Omental Panniculitis
Jong Seol Park, Seo Hwa Kim, Byung Wook Yoon, Byoung Su Oh, Dong Sik Yoon, Nurhee Hong, In Kyeom Hwang, Jaehoon Jahng, Yong Sung Kim
1Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University Sanbon Hospital, Gunpo, Korea. wms89@hanmail.net
2Department of Radiology, Wonkwang University Sanbon Hospital, Gunpo, Korea.
3Wonkwang Digestive Disease Research Institute, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
Abstract
Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is non-specific inflammation of the adipose tissue that primarily involves the small bowel mesentery. Omental involvement has been rarely reported but we report a case of 25 years old woman with isolated lesser omental panniculitis. This patient was diagnosed by CT findings and recovered completely with conservative treatment. Invasive diagnostic methods or surgical exploration has been used to diagnose MP. However, all six reported cases of omental panniculitis including the current case showed a benign course; therefore, awareness of the CT findings is essential for the best diagnosis and management of omental panniculitis.
Key Words: Panniculitis; Omentum; Tomography, x-ray computed; Anti-inflammatory agents, non-steroidal
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