Abdominal Cocoon - An Interesting Case of Intestinal Obstruction
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018

Abdominal Cocoon - An Interesting Case of Intestinal Obstruction

Dr S. R. Kulkarni, Dr. Harshwardhan. V. Saygaonkar, Dr. Dhairyashil B. Patil

Introduction- Abdominal cocoon syndrome is characterized by small bowel encapsulation by a fibro-collagenous membrane forming a cocoon. It is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Presentation- A 18 year old female with no prior surgical history presented with acute onset pain in abdomen at night, with a palpable lump in right iliac fossa and hypogastric quadrants, after initial investigations exploratory laparotomy revealed terminal ileum in a fibrous encapsulated sac. The peritoneal sac was excised with adhesinolysis. The patient responded well to the treatment. Discussion- Most patients with abdominal cocoon syndrome present as a case of intestinal obstruction. Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of the intestinal obstruction though the cause for cocoon formation is not evident in most cases. Conclusion- Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction and proper diagnosis requires high index of suspicion. Peritoneal sac excision and adhesiolysis is treatment of choice.

Keywords: Intestinal obstruction, abdominal cocoon

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018

Pages: 1754 - 1755

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Dr S. R. Kulkarni, Dr. Harshwardhan. V. Saygaonkar, Dr. Dhairyashil B. Patil, "Abdominal Cocoon - An Interesting Case of Intestinal Obstruction", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20183443, Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018, 1754 - 1755

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