Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome | definition of Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome by Medical dictionary
Abdominal Cocoon (redirected from Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome)
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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References in periodicals archive
Abdominal cocoon syndrome
(sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis)
Solak, "Abdominal cocoon syndrome
: preoperative diagnostic criteria, good clinical outcome with medical treatment and review of the literature," Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
CONCLUSION: Abdominal cocoon syndrome
is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction.
Small bowel obstruction caused by the abdominal cocoon syndrome
: possible association with LeVeen shunt.