My husband was diagnosed with mesenteric fat necrosis two weeks ago. I have tried to do research, but there is very little information out there. The gastroenterologist only said the name of the problem and told us to come back in 4 months to see how he's doing. The diagnosis was from a cat scan. My husband has had nothing further to diagnose the problem. All I can find out is that it is a 1st stage and mesenteric panniculitis is the overall name for the disease. Reading these other comments he is not as ill as a lot of you, but it is affecting his daily life, as we never know when there will be an episode, which really drains him. I would like to hear from any of you who have this exact diagnosis or understands the progression. Thanks in advance.