Acute Nonspecific Mesenteric Lymphadenitis: More Than "No Need for Surgery".

Helbling, Rossana; Conficconi, Elisa; Wyttenbach, Marina; Benetti, Cecilia; Simonetti, Giacomo; Bianchetti, Mario Giovanni; Hamitaga, Flurim; Lava, Sebastiano; Fossali, Emilio F; Milani, Gregorio P (2017). Acute Nonspecific Mesenteric Lymphadenitis: More Than "No Need for Surgery". BioMed research international, 2017, p. 9784565. Hindawi Publishing Corporation 10.1155/2017/9784565

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Acute nonspecific, or primary, mesenteric lymphadenitis is a self-limiting inflammatory condition affecting the mesenteric lymph nodes, whose presentation mimics appendicitis or intussusception. It typically occurs in children, adolescents, and young adults. White blood count and C-reactive protein are of limited usefulness in distinguishing between patients with and without mesenteric lymphadenitis. Ultrasonography, the mainstay of diagnosis, discloses 3 or more mesenteric lymph nodes with a short-axis diameter of 8 mm or more without any identifiable underlying inflammatory process. Once the diagnosis is established, supportive care including hydration and pain medication is advised. Furthermore, it is crucial to reassure patients and families by explaining the condition and stating that affected patients recover completely without residuals within 2-4 weeks.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Conficconi, Elisa; Benetti, Cecilia; Simonetti, Giacomo; Bianchetti, Mario Giovanni and Lava, Sebastiano

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2314-6133

Publisher:

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dr. Sebastiano A.G. Lava

Date Deposited:

27 Mar 2018 11:57

Last Modified:

26 Oct 2019 23:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1155/2017/9784565

PubMed ID:

28261620

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.111744

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/111744

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