Abdominal Cocoon

(redirected from Idiopathic 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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Akbulut, "Accurate definition and management of idiopathic sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis," World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
Idiopathic sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis: A case in an adolescent girl.
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