Libyan Journal of Medical Sciences

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

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


Bhavya P Mohan1, Sandeep A Varghese2, Sankar Sundaram1, Adarsh Indranath2 
1 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bhavya P Mohan
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Mohan BP, Varghese SA, Sundaram S, Indranath A. Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis caused by extensive endometriosis: A very rare entity.Libyan J Med Sci 2019;3:26-28


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Mohan BP, Varghese SA, Sundaram S, Indranath A. Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis caused by extensive endometriosis: A very rare entity. Libyan J Med Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Oct 2 ];3:26-28
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