Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) is a very rare entity characterized by encasement of small intestine by a fibro collagenous membrane. It is divided into primary (idiopathic) which is named as abdominal cocoon and secondary forms. The preoperative diagnosis is difficult and most cases are diagnosed intraoperatively. A conservative treatment approach is the most suitable management strategy in asymptomatic idiopathic SEP. In this paper, we aimed to present a case of idiopathic SEP revealed by intestinal obstruction.
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Dr. Haithem Zaafouri
Department of General Surgery, Habib Thameur Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia.
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