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Laparoscopic diagnosis and management of an abdominal cocoon: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  20975494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction. It is characterized by the encasement of a variable length of the small intestine by a fibrous membrane. It occurs primarily in females with only few reported cases in males. We report the case of a 42-year-old male with a history suggestive of recurrent attacks of small bowel obstruction over a 6-month period, which used to resolve spontaneously or by conservative measures. At presentation, a mildly tender mobile mass was felt in the right lower part of the abdomen. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed clusters of small bowel loops encased within a well-delineated sac. The diagnosis was confirmed by diagnostic laparoscopy. Laparoscopic lyses and release of the entrapped bowel was performed. The postoperative period was uneventful. Follow-up over 18 months showed no clinical evidence of recurrence.
Ghazi Raji Qasaimeh; Zouhair Amarin; Bilal N Rawshdeh; Khaled M El-Radaideh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1534-4908     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888751     Medline TA:  Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e169-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery-Medical College, King Abdullah University Hospital, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
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