Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome: a Rare Cause for Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Dzmitry Fursevich, Jeremy Burt

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Abdominal cocoon syndrome, or sclerosing peritonitis, is a rare condition characterized by encasement of small bowel loops by a thick fibrous scar. It most commonly presents as nonspecific vague chronic abdominal pain and weight loss, and is difficult to recognize clinically until the patient develops symptoms of bowel obstruction. We present a case of abdominal cocoon syndrome in a 65-year-old female and describe its clinical, imaging, and pathologic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1194-1195
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal cocoon
  • Sclerosing peritonitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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