Abdominal Cocoon

(redirected from Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis)
A descriptive term for the fibrotic encasement of the entire small intestine in sclerosing peritonitis, a spontaneous idiopathic process in young women, which follows peritoneovenous shunting, practolol therapy, peritoneal dialysis, chemotherapy, or in which other unknown toxins stimulate fibroblastic proliferation and reactive fibrosis
Treatment Surgical lysis of adhesions and constricting bands
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The diagnosis was sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis.
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis is a rare complication of peritoneal dialysis.
A peritoneal dialysis patient with HIV infection and abdominal pain: massive sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis.
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis combined with peritoneal encapsulation.
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis in a liver transplant patient: a case report.
KEY WORDS: Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, Cocoon abdomen, Intestinal obstruction, Chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
Surgical treatment of sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis.
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) or cocoon abdomen is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction.
The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy with lysis of adhesion due to sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis with acute intestinal obstruction.
At last, pathological examination revealed fibrosis with occasional chronic inflammatory cells, consistent with sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP).
Corticosteroid and tamoxifen therapy in sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
prednisolone in the treatment of sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis.