sclerosing 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

sclerosing peritonitis

Extensive peritoneal fibrosis in response to asbestos, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, silicosis–IV drug abusers, in carcinoid syndrome or linked to beta-blockers Clinical Intestinal obstruction due to massive peritonial adhesions
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The list of entities he described is remarkable: juvenile granulosa cell tumor, sclerosing stromal tumor, retiform Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, small cell carcinoma of the hypercalcemic type, luteinized thecoma associated with sclerosing peritonitis, and Mullerian mucinous borderline tumors.
Acute and chronic pancreatitis, patients with sclerosing peritonitis and peritoneal calcification in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism can all present with hemoperitoneum.