The abdominal cocoon: A case report

Hamaloglu E. , Altun H., Ozdemir A., Ozenc A.

DIGESTIVE SURGERY, cilt.19, ss.422-424, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000065827
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.422-424


The abdominal cocoon is a rare disease that is characterized by a total or partial encasement of the small bowel by a thick and fibrotic membrane. Thirty-five cases were reported since it was first described. It occurs primarily in females. Preoperative diagnosis is a matter of challenge and usually made at laparotomy. We report a patient with partial intestinal obstruction and abdominal cocoon which was diagnosed peri-operatively. We review the literature and discuss the etiology of this disease. Copyright (C) 2002 S. KargerAG, Basel.