Mesenteric Fibromatosis: an Uncommon Cause of Abdominal Pain

SY Luk, KH Fung, SH Fung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:218-21

Mesenteric fibromatosis is a fibroblastic proliferation of the mesentery and is often called an intra-abdominal desmoid tumour. It is a rare condition with the potential to cause significant morbidity and death due to its locally invasive pattern of growth. The non-specific clinical presentation of this condition makes preoperative diagnosis difficult. We present a case of mesenteric fibromatosis with cavity formation and review its clinical and radiological features.