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  1. Mesenteritis secondary to the use of a pneumatic jackhammer.

    Article - En anglais

    Mesenteritis is an uncommon condition characterized by a variable clinical course, in which spontaneous remission to uncontrollable disease activity leads to death.

    We describe a construction worker with mesenteritis who presented with vague abdominal discomfort and mucoid diarrhoea.

    A large, irregular mass was found in the abdomen.

    Upon explorative laparotomy, a large, rubbery, grey and yellow, irresectable tumorous mass was found, which apparently originated from the mesentery of the small bowel.

    The large bowel was expanded over the tumorous mass.

    A defunctioning colostomy was made.

    Histologic examination of biopsy specimens revealed only fatty necrosis of the mesentery and no evidence of malignancy.

    It is assumed that a pseudotumour of the mesentery had developed after chronic repetitive abdominal trauma caused by the continuous vibration of a pneumatic jackhammer, on which the patient pressed his abdomen during construction work.

    In this case of mesenteritis, the clinical course was one of spontaneous and complete recovery.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Abdomen, Répétition, Complication, Mésentérite liposcléreuse, Exposition professionnelle, Etude cas, Homme, Pseudotumeur, Intestin pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Médecine travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Abdomen, Repetition, Complication, Mesenteric panniculitis, Occupational exposure, Case study, Human, Pseudotumor, Intestinal disease, Digestive diseases, Occupational medicine

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    Cote : 95-0541723

    Code Inist : 002B16G. Création : 01/03/1996.