Cavitating mesenteric lymph node syndrome in celiac disease

Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok


Gluten loving coeliac patient.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Fat-fluid density in multiple enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes.

Case Discussion

Patients with celiac disease that are not compliant with low-gluten diets have ongoing inflammation in their duodenum/jejunum and draining lymph nodes. Mesenteric inflamed lymph nodes collect chyle resulting in this appearance (proposed mechanism).

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Case information

rID: 59614
Published: 17th Apr 2018
Last edited: 30th Aug 2019
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