Mesenteric vasculitis associated with Sézary syndrome

R D Ellis, C H Smith, J R Goodlad, N P Smith, R P Thompson

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Abstract

A 71 year old lady with Sézary syndrome presented with chronic diarrhoea and cramping abdominal pains. A small bowel meal x ray examination showed two mid-ileal strictures. At laparotomy the small intestine was found to be sub-acutely obstructed and resection of a 15 cm ileal stricture and stricturoplasty of a second, 10 cm stricture were performed. Histological examination of the stricture revealed a mesenteric vasculitis with secondary ischaemic changes in the small bowel wall. Mesenteric vasculitis causing small bowel stricture may be associated with Sézary syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-5
Number of pages2
JournalGut
Volume39
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1996

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Mesenteric Veins
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Vasculitis

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