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March 1993

Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis Combined With Peritoneal Encapsulation

Author Affiliations

From the Second Department of Surgery, Nagasaki University School of Medicine (Drs Tsunoda, Mochinaga, Eto, Furui, and Tomioka) and Takahara Chuo Hospital (Dr Takahara), Nagasaki City, Japan.

Arch Surg. 1993;128(3):353-355. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1993.01420150113021

• The combined occurrence of idiopathic sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis and peritoneal encapsulation is described. A 52-year-old man presented with intestinal obstruction. The results of preoperative examinations were suggestive of sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis. Laparotomy revealed the concurrence of peritoneal encapsulation and sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis. The thick membrane of sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis was freed with multiple incisions. After operation, the patient reverted to the preoperative state. The condition, however, was alleviated with conservative therapy consisting of intravenous hyperalimentation and nasogastric suction. To our knowledge, the combined occurrence of sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis and peritoneal encapsulation has never before been reported.

(Arch Surg. 1993;128:353-355)

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