A Rare Cause of Intestinal Perforation in a Patient on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Therapy: Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Berhan Genç
Department of Radiology, Şifa University, İzmir
Turkey Fevzipaşa Boulevard, No: 172/2 Basmane 35240, İzmir/Türkiye
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 03, 2014; Accepted date: February 21, 2014; Published date: February 26, 2014
Citation: Genç B, Yalaz S, Çökmez A, Solak A, Yilmaz E (2014) A Rare Cause of Intestinal Perforation in a Patient on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Therapy: Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome. Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de Chirurgie] 10:13:62-64. doi: 10.7438/1584-9341-10-1-13
Copyright: ©2014 Genç B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome (ACS) or sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis is characterized by intestinal obstruction and ileus as a result of encasement of small intestines totally or partially by a thick fibrous sac. We herein present a patient undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) therapy for chronic renal failure for 3 years who developed intestinal obstruction and perforation and was subsequently diagnosed with abdominal cocoon syndrome. Abdominal cocoon should be remembered in patients on CAPD therapy. One should also be aware that clinical signs of peritonitis may not become evident in the case of intestinal perforation in patients with ACS. In such cases, computed tomography has an important role in making the diagnosis.