Peritonitis with abdominal cocoon

Case contributed by Dr Amro Omar


Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: young adult
Gender: Male

Fungal peritonitis (proved by ascitic tapping) with abdominal cocoon in immunocompromized young patient who underwent failed kidney transplant (please note the absent native kidneys).

Case Discussion

Abdominal cocoon (also know as sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis) is rare and represents fibrosing peritonitis with resulting in encasement of the small bowel. 

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Case information

rID: 17726
Published: 8th May 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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