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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(12), 280-282
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-12-6
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Idiopathic Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis

Raouf Hajji1, , Imed Ben Ghorbel2, Amin Makni3, Mohamed Jouini3, Montassar Kacem3, Zoubeir Ben Safta3 and Mohamed Habib Houman2

1Internal Medicine Department, Sidi Bouzid Regional Hospital, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia

2Internal Medicine Department, La Rabta University Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

3Surgery Department ‘A’, La Rabta University Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

Pub. Date: December 05, 2014

Cite this paper:
Raouf Hajji, Imed Ben Ghorbel, Amin Makni, Mohamed Jouini, Montassar Kacem, Zoubeir Ben Safta and Mohamed Habib Houman. Idiopathic Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(12):280-282. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-12-6

Abstract

Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) also is a rare syndrome is usually characterized by a total or partial encasement of the small bowel by a thick fibrotic membrane. It has primary or idiopathic and secondary types. Its clinical features are atypical and nonspecific; therefore, preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Herein, we present a case of a man who presented an idiopathic EPS confirmed by a laparotomy and the histopathology and we detail its management and its outcomes after treatment.

Keywords:
idiopathic encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis surgery immunosupressive drugs

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