Mesenteric panniculitis and lymphoma?

Have you heard of mesenteric panniculitis or lymphoma? No? Well, buckle up buttercup because we are about to dive deep into these two conditions that sound like they could be the name of a new hipster band.

Let’s Start with the Basics: What is Mesenteric Panniculitis?

Mesenteric what now? Don’t worry; it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Mesenteric panniculitis is an inflammation of fatty tissue around the intestines. The mesentery, which keeps your small intestine attached to your abdominal wall, becomes inflamed and forms nodules filled with fatty tissue.

Sounds pretty flabulous doesn’t it?


How do you know if you have mesenteric panniculitis? Great question! Of course, symptoms can vary, but here are some common ones:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

Now if those symptoms don’t scream ‘good time,’ I don’t know what does!


If you’re experiencing any combination of these symptoms for a prolonged period, then make sure to see your doctor. They might ask for a CT scan (Computed Tomography), PET (Positron Emission tomography) or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan which will help them diagnose whether or not its Mezzy-P.

The good news is that even though getting diagnosed early on may seem scary; treating mesenteral pannicultis in its early stages can really take out all the fatty bad parts.

Now Let’s Move on To Lymphoma:

Ok folks, we made it through the first one, now let’s tackle Lymphoma. It’s important to note that lymphoma is not the actual name of a person as I originally thought (whoops!). Lymphoma is actually a type of cancer that originates in the body’s white blood cells, also known as lymphocytes.


Now you cannot B-Lymphocyte-ve how many different types there are; however, here are some main ones:

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkins/High-grade
  • Non-Hodgkins/Low-grade
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas

If we were going to categorize these by cool factor then non-hodgkins/high grade would be the popular kid at school for sure!


Some similar symptoms experienced with mesenteric pannicultis may show up again: abdominal pain, weight loss and even fatigue can be an indicator for this one too.

Symptoms specific to Lymphoma include:

  • Night sweats
  • Fever/shivers/chills (not like those adjectives in romance novels)
    -Swollen glands [lymph nodes]
    -Fatigue (yes, once again)

Fun Fact: Did you know Hippocrates named cancer “karkinos” which means crab because he felt their movements through tissues around it was very similar to that of a crab? I guess Cancer Zodiac signs won’t appreciate an invitation from him anytime soon.


So what measures does one take if they think they have onset HOEdge-Kinns The Jiggalo Maker Version One Oh-One(Hodgkin’s)? They.. Ask their doctor…duh….

For diagnosis doctors might ask for various tests including but not limited to CT Scans (of course), PETs or MRIs. In addition, bone marrow biopsies can help physicians gain more insight about an accurate diagnosis.


So you have been diagnosed with Lymphoma, what do you do now? Well folks, you will probably require a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Not to worry though; undergoing treatment is a necessary part of the healing process.

Can Mesenteric Panniculitis Lead To Lymphoma?

Now that we understand both conditions let’s talk about whether or not there’s any connection between them. There may be some rare cases where mesenteric panniculitis can lead to lymphoma (insert dramatic gasp here)!

Mesenteric Pannicultis itself does not act as a direct factor in developing cancer but if left untreated it can cause inflammation which would result in further complications.

In other words Folks: TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY!.

Managing Both

Regardless of whether or not one has developed cancer from Mezzy-P, it is important to maintain control of our digestive system which means eating healthy and avoiding too much dairy… Yes I know cheesy pizzas are life, okay!

It is also important (once again) for people experiencing symptoms such as abdominal pain, irregular bowel patterns or just general unease around their midsection area to visit an experienced specialist who can diagnose accurately and administer proper medical attention.


At this point folks its safe to say that finding out your abdomen has more issues than Vogue could be overwhelming. However,the key takeaway message here needs to be “awareness”.
Our bodies deserve the same attention that Broadway stars get on opening night—hell they’re pretty similar aren’t they? Our midsections should be treated like VIPs! We need help from experienced physicians when we realize something feels off kilter.
Take care of your health; prevention always trumps cure!

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