Intra-abdominal panniculitis is a thickening of the mesentery of the small/large intestine due to infiltration of lipid-laden macrophages associated with a variable amount of fibrosis. This condition is rarely associated with malignant neoplasms. We report the computed tomography (CT) findings of a patient treated for uterine papillary serous adenocarcinoma (UPSC). She had mesenteric panniculitis where metastatic tumor nodules implanted. This was the only intraperitoneal recurrence. To our knowledge, no such finding has been reported in the gynecologic and radiologic literature to date. On CT images, the differential diagnosis is with cystic dilatations of mesenteric lymph vessels. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.
- Computed tomography
- Mesenteric panniculitis
- Uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging