Abdominal Cocoon – A Case Report with Short Review of Literature

Tamanna Choudhury, Mohammed Kamal

Abstract

Abdominal cocoon is a rare entity where there is encapsulation of the small bowel by a fibrous membrane causing clustering of the bowel. The exact aetiology is unclear. We report a case of a 15 year old girl with a history of recurrent colicky abdominal pain in the right lower abdomen. Clinical diagnosis was recurrent appendicitis. She underwent laparotomy for appendicular lump. Histopathological examination of the resected lump grossly and histologically revealed the features of abdominal cocoon.

Key Words: Abdominal Cocoon; Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis; Small bowel.

DOI: 10.3329/bsmmuj.v2i2.4763

BSMMU J 2009; 2(2): 81-84

Keywords

Abdominal Cocoon; Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis; Small bowel

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v2i2.4763

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