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Abdominal Cocoon as a Rare Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction in an Elderly Man: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  22211046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction usually diagnosed incidentally at laparotomy. The cause and pathogenesis of the condition have not been elucidated. It primarily affects adolescent girls living in tropical and subtropical regions. Several earlier cases have been reported in males. We describe an 82-year-old man presenting with small bowel obstruction without history of previous abdominal surgery. He was treated by warfarin following aortic valve replacement. Abdominal cocoon was detected at laparotomy. Excision of membrane and lysis of adhesions led to relief of obstruction. Abdominal cocoon is a rare pathology that may be found in all kinds of populations. It may be a rare form of small bowel obstruction diagnosed during surgery in elderly patients.
Boris Kirshtein; Solly Mizrahi; Igor Sinelnikov; Leonid Lantsberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0972-2068     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373026     Medline TA:  Indian J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  73-75     Citation Subset:  -    
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