What Are the Symptoms of Mesenteric Lymphoma?
The mesentery is a type of connective tissue in the abdominal cavity that contains lymph nodes. Cancer sometimes arises from these nodes and is called mesenteric lymphoma. Because of the particular circulatory properties of the mesentery, mesenteric lymphoma, unlike most other lymphomas, frequently does not cause symptoms until the tumors have become quite large. Fortunately, there is a particular sign that appears on an abdominal CAT scan that is very specific for mesenteric lymphoma.