Peritoneal encapsulation: A rare cause of bowel obstruction in children

J. Mordehai*, O. Kleiner, B. Kirshtein, Y. Barki, A. J. Mares

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Two rare cases of peritoneal encapsulation causing partial intestinal obstruction are described. Both were operated on, and one of them had a "cocoonlike" appearance. The characteristics and differences of peritoneal encapsulation and abdominal cocoon are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1061
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal cocoon
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Peritoneal encapsulation


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