Spontaneous isolated intra-abdominal mesenteric fibromatosis. Case report

Eur J Surg. 1991 Apr;157(4):293-6.


Magnetic resonance imaging in a 54-year-old Japanese man showed a huge low-intensity abdominal mass on T1 WI and a high-intensity tumoral structure with low-intensity bundles on T2 WI. The histologic diagnosis was intra-abdominal mesenteric fibromatosis. As the levels of tissue estrogen and progesterone receptors were not elevated (both less than 5 FMOL/mg), tamoxifen treatment was not indicated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Fibroma* / diagnosis
  • Fibroma* / diagnostic imaging
  • Fibroma* / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Mesentery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Peritoneal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Peritoneal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Peritoneal Diseases / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed