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Abdominal cocoon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17354249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of small intestinal obstruction observed in young females in tropical regions. It manifests by forming a membrane that typically encases the small bowel loops, leading to mechanical obstruction. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult and is usually established during laparotomy. We report a case of abdominal cocoon in a young woman diagnosed on abdominal sonography.
Muktachand L Rokade; Mitosh Ruparel; Jugal B Agrawal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0091-2751     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-10     Completed Date:  2007-06-19     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Bandra West, Mumbai.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Intestine, Small / pathology*
Peritonitis / complications*,  ultrasonography
Tissue Adhesions

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