Abdominal Cocoon


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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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Idiopathic sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis: abdominal cocoon. World J Gastroenterol 2012; 18: 1999-2004.
An unusual cause of intestinal obstruction: abdominal cocoon. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2010; 194: 176-8.
Solak, "Abdominal cocoon syndrome: preoperative diagnostic criteria, good clinical outcome with medical treatment and review of the literature," Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
Cipe, "Supposedto be rare cause of intestinal obstruction; abdominal cocoon: report of two cases," Clinical Imaging, vol.
Unusual small intestinal obstruction in adolescent girls: the abdominal cocoon. Br J Surg 1978;65:427-4302.
A case of abdominal cocoon. J Korean Med Sci1995;10:220-225.
Tubercular abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction.
Despite an extensive search of available literature, we could not come across any similar case in which bowel being encased within a cocoon, that itself was encased within a larger cocoon, as reported here--an abdominal cocoon within a cocoon!
Abdominal cocoon presenting with early post operative small bowel obstruction is extremely rare entity.