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ABDOMINAL AND GASTROINTESTINAL RADIOLOGY Table of Contents   
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-68
Cavitatory mesenteric lymph node syndrome: A rare entity


Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dyanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 001, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.59759

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Celiac disease is a gluten sensitive enteropathy that involves an abnormal immunological response to glutens in wheat, rye etc. It predominantly involves the small intestinal mucosa, though, extra luminal manifestations can also occur. One rare extraluminal manifestation is cavitatory mesenteric lymph node syndrome. It occurs in refractory celiac disease and is associated with poor prognosis due to various complications. The diagnosis is often made on imaging when cystic mesenteric lymph nodes with fat-fluid levels are seen and this can then be confirmed by histopathological examination. We recently had a typical case where we were able to make this diagnosis.


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