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BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Sep 19;2014. pii: bcr2013202568. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202568.

Abdominal cocoon secondary to disseminated tuberculosis.

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1
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
2
Malathi Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Abdominal cocoon, also known as sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, represents a rare entity where a variable length of the small bowel is enveloped by a fibrocollagenous membrane giving the appearance of a cocoon. It may be asymptomatic and is often diagnosed incidentally at laparotomy. We present a rare case of abdominal cocoon due to abdominal tuberculosis.

PMID:
25239980
PMCID:
PMC4170511
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2013-202568
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