Mesenteric lipodystrophy of the left colon

Michael A. Edwards, Maurice Smith, William Parker, Keni Gu

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Mesenteric lipodystrophy is a rare condition characterized by tumor-like expansion of the meso-colon. The etiology remains obscure, but autoimmunity, abdominal trauma, abdominal surgery, and ischemic injury have all been postulated. To our knowledge, there have been no previous reports of synchronous mesenteric lipodystrophy and angiodysplasia. Whether these are independent or associate entities remains unknown. We present the clinical, radiological, and pathological findings of such a case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1242-1244
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


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  • Surgery

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Edwards, M. A., Smith, M., Parker, W., & Gu, K. (2007). Mesenteric lipodystrophy of the left colon. American Surgeon, 73(12), 1242-1244.