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IDIOPATHIC SCLEROSING ENCAPSULATED PERITONITIS (ABDOMINAL COCOON) A CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW

EMAD AL-EBRAHIM

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2007 Volume: 13 Issue: 2 Pages: 42-46
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

Sclerosing encapsulated peritonitis or abdominal cocoon is a rare disease that is characterized by a total or partial encasement of the small bowel by a thick and fibro tic membrane. Thirty eight cases were reported since it was first described. It occurs primarily in adolescent females in tropical and subtropical regions. Preoperative diagnosis is a matter of challenge and usually made at laparotomy. We report a patient with partial intestinal obstruction and abdominal co-coon that was diagnosed during surgery. We review the literature and discuss the etiology of this disease.