Abdominal cocoon with early postoperative small bowel obstruction

RATIONALE Abdominal cocoon is a condition in which intestinal obstruction results from the encasement of part or whole of the small bowel by a thick fibrous membrane, giving the appearance of a cocoon. The preoperative diagnosis is difficult to be made and the treatment is still controversial. PATIENT CONCERNS Here we describe the case of a 62-year-old… CONTINUE READING

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