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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-28

Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis caused by extensive endometriosis: A very rare entity

1 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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Dr. Bhavya P Mohan
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/LJMS.LJMS_54_18

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Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) is a very rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adults, due to total or partial encapsulation of the small bowel by a fibrocollagenous, cocoon-like membrane. SEP can be primary (idiopathic) or secondary. A 38-year-old nulliparous female who required recurrent paracentesis and laparotomies for intestinal obstruction and was diagnosed to have SEP with extensive endometriosis involving ovaries, peritoneum, mesentery, and appendix along with massive hemoserous ascites is reported here. Endometriosis is a very unusual cause of SEP.

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