Mesenteric Lymphadenitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Alan S Putrus, MBChB; Chief Editor: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of mesenteric lymphadenitis include the following:

  • Meckel diverticulitis

  • Secondary mesenteric adenitis of infectious origin
  • Intestinal duplication

  • Tuberculosis

  • Intussusception

  • Malignancy
  • Intestinal lymphoma

  • Other causes of acute abdomen (eg, porphyria, sickle cell vaso-occlusive crises, cecal tumor, familial Mediterranean fever)

Differential Diagnoses