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My daughter has been diagnosed with mesenteric panniculitis.

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My daughter has been diagnosed with mesenteric panniculitis. She just had surgery last night and the dr said the lining should have been smooth and hers was like a reptiles skin. Rough and grainy. What can cause this? How do you treat this?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. DavidI am sorry about your daughter.Mesenteric panniculitis resolves spontaneously in most casessometimes steroid therapy such as prednisone therapy can be used to decrease inflammation in the body and help with mesenteric panniculitis.In general, treatment is reserved for symptomatic patientsTreatment may be attempted with a variety of drugs including steroids, thalidomide, cyclophosphamide, progesterone, colchicine, azathioprine, tamoxifen, antibiotics and emetine, or radiotherapy, with different degrees of successshe might benefit from consulting with a GI specialist about this condition or going to a university medical center where they might have more experience with this conditionlet me know if you have other questions.