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Post-Traumatic Intra-Cocoon Mesenteric Tear: A Case Report

By Saed Jaber, Khalid Dulaijan, Moutamn Sadoun, Khalid Moghazy and Mohsen El-Said


Sclerosing peritonitis, more commonly called abdominal cocoon, is a rare intra-peritoneal disease that is characterized by complete or partial encapsulation of the small intestine by a thick collagenous membrane. This disease mostly presents in the form of small bowel obstruction, however in our case the patient presented with intra-cocoon bleeding following a motor vehicle accident

Topics: Published: April 2011
Publisher: S. Karger AG
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