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Idiopathic Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis

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


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 12, 280-282
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-12-6
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Raouf Hajji, Imed Ben Ghorbel, Amin Makni, Mohamed Jouini, Montassar Kacem, Zoubeir Ben Safta, 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.

Correspondence to: Raouf  Hajji, Internal Medicine Department, Sidi Bouzid Regional Hospital, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. Email: raouf.hajj@yahoo.fr

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.

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