Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: clinical significance and implications.

@article{Augustine2009EncapsulatingPS,
  title={Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: clinical significance and implications.},
  author={Titus Augustine and Philip W. Brown and Sara Deakyne Davies and Alasdair M Summers and Martin Wilkie},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={111 2},
  pages={c149-54; discussion c154}
}
Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare but serious complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). This review discusses the current understanding of the aetiology and pathogenesis of EPS, highlighting histological features which differentiate it from simple sclerosis of the peritoneal membrane which develops with time on PD. Diagnostic criteria are presented, including the role of imaging techniques. To date there are no randomised controlled trials to guide therapy; however, surgical… CONTINUE READING

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