Abdominal cocoon in an adolescent male patient.

Abstract:

:Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of bowel obstruction. The condition was first described three decades ago and is found mainly among adolescent females in tropical and sub-tropical countries. It is characterized by a thick fibrous membrane encapsulating the small intestines partially or completely. Patients present with features of intestinal obstruction and diagnosis is usually made intraoperatively. Surgical excision of the membrane and adhesiolysis result in complete recovery. We report on an adolescent male patient who had acute intestinal obstruction due to abdominal cocoon detected at surgery.

journal_name

Trop Doct

journal_title

Tropical doctor

authors

Ibrahim NA,Oludara MA

doi

10.1258/td.2009.090104

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2009-10-01 00:00:00

pages

254-6

issue

4

eissn

0049-4755

issn

1758-1133

pii

39/4/254

journal_volume

39

pub_type

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