Diagnosis

To diagnose sclerosing mesenteritis your doctor may do a physical exam. You might have an image taken of your stomach and abdomen with a CT scan or an MRI. Your doctor may also insert a long needle through your skin to take a sample of the affected tissue and examine it under a microscope.

Treatment

Treatment for sclerosing mesenteritis may not be necessary. Especially if you don't have symptoms. Instead, your doctor may keep track of your condition with imaging tests like an MRI or CT scan. If you are having symptoms you might take a steroid medication like prednisone to control swelling. You may also start hormone therapy to slow the growth of scar tissue. You may need surgery if blood flow through your digestive system becomes blocked.

Sclerosing mesenteritis care at Mayo Clinic

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