Abdominal Cocoon: An Unusual Presentation of Small Bowel Obstruction 173-174
Dr. R.G. Naniwadekar,
Surgery Office, Ward 10, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
Phone: 0091-9960209192, E-mail: email@example.com
Abdominal cocoon is a rare condition. It presents as a thick whitish membrane which covers bowel loops. Because of this presentation, it is also called as sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis. It is usually diagnosed intra operatively. Treatment of this condition involves resection of the membrane and release of adhesions. Pre-operatively, patient is investigated for recurrent episodes of small bowel obstructions. However, preoperative diagnosis does not change the treatment and management. Investigations done preoperatively help in expediting the treatment with planned laparotomy.