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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 379-380

Abdominal cocoon: Case report of a rare cause of intestinal obstruction


1 Department of Pathology, JJM Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Vaibhav J Nayak
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.101751

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Abdominal cocoon or sclerosing encapsulated peritonitis is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction often seen in adolescent girls. We present a case of an abdominal cocoon in a 14-year-old female presenting as a surgical emergency. The patient underwent excision of the involved segment of small bowel along with a part of ascending colon. Gross morphology revealed intestinal coils wrapped within a thick fibrous membrane. Diagnosis of this condition is seldom possible on radiological imaging. Characteristic gross appearance is showcased in our case, to create more awareness of this finding.


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