Sclerosing peritonitis presenting as complete mechanical bowel obstruction: a case report

ConclusionSclerosing peritonitis is a rare benign diagnosis which can manifest as complete bowel obstruction and a high index of suspicion is required to diagnose it. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen is a useful radiological tool to aid in preoperative diagnosis. Diagnostic laparoscopy is usually confirmatory.Peritoneal sac excision and adhesiolysis is the treatment and a short course of steroids in relapsing symptoms.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
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Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
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