Mesenteric Tumours

  • Roopa Paulose
  • Datta Ram
  • Puneet Dhar
Part of the GI Surgery Annual book series (GISA, volume 22)


Mesenteric tumours are rare, and include a diverse group of histological entities. Masses may arise from any of the mesenteric components: peritoneum, lymphatic tissue, fat and connective tissue. Cellular proliferation can also arise from infectious or inflammatory processes. These tumours are usually discovered incidentally or during evaluation of non-specific abdominal complaints. While clinical assessment and cross-sectional imaging may suffice to make the diagnosis, histopathology is often required by either needle percutaneous or surgical biopsy excision. Management options vary widely depending on the nature of the lesion and symptoms.


Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Desmoid Tumour Solitary Fibrous Tumour Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour Cystic Lymphangioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roopa Paulose
    • 1
  • Datta Ram
    • 1
  • Puneet Dhar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyAmrita Institute of Medical SciencesKochiIndia
  2. 2.Department of GI SurgeryAmrita Institute of Medical SciencesKochiIndia

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