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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1) This is the second case of sclerosing peritonitis described in a HIV-infected patient on peritoneal dialysis.
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.
Imaging diagnosis of sclerosing peritonitis and radiological signs to the extent of the disease.
Although sclerosing peritonitis is rare and is associated with long-term PD, the mortality rate has been reported to be as high as 37.
Unfortunately, repeated accidental flushing of bleach into the peritoneal cavity resulted in episodes of sclerosing peritonitis (Rigby, 1997).
Sclerosing peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients: One center's experience and review of the literature.
A case of a dialysis patient with sclerosing peritonitis successfully treated with corticosteroid therapy alone.