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Mesenteric fat necrosis after recent surgery causing bowel obstruction: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22387649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Mesenteric fat necrosis causing bowel obstruction is a rare occurrence with only one case reported in humans. It is due to accidental or surgical trauma to the adipose tissue with extracellular liberation of fat or enzymatic lysis of fat due to the release of lipases resulting in fibrosis. Preoperative imaging may often be misleading and fail to identify fat necrosis as the cause of bowel obstruction. As surgical intervention is the only suitable treatment option in cases of failed conservative treatment, the diagnosis is made postoperatively. There is no published advice on the management of mesenteric fat necrosis. We recommend safe operating techniques to minimize the risk of developing fat necrosis and its potential harmful consequences.
B R Green; A Reddy; M Jha
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of postgraduate medicine     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0022-3859     ISO Abbreviation:  J Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985196R     Medline TA:  J Postgrad Med     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW, United Kingdom.
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