Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis - mesenteritis. A case report

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2007 (EN)
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis - mesenteritis. A case report (EN)

Lorentziadis M.L.,
Poulantzas I.K.,

SUMMARY Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis is a rare condition of unknown cause with reported high mortality and mobidity. It is treated surgically and it is difficult to diagnose preoperatively since it has no specific imaging findings. We present a case report of idiopathic sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis-mesenteritis with a literature review on this pathologic entity. Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis-mesenteritis is an intestinal wall lesion which causes obstructive bowel symptoms. The idiopathic expression of the disease is a rare entity which is treated surgically as there are several operative options. The management of the sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis-mesenteritis is followed by a complication rate of 38%-90% and a mortality rate of 60%-71%.1 Key words: Sclerosing peritonitis, mesenteritis, encapsulating peritonitis (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 19, No 3 (2006) (EN)

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