Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15--17

Laparoscopic management of abdominal cocoon

Ramesh Makam, Tulip Chamany, Saraswathi Ramesh, Vamsi Krishna Potluri, Prashanth J Varadaraju, Pradeep Kasabe 
 Department of Minimal Access Surgery, AV Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Ramesh Makam
Department of Minimal Access Surgery, AV Hospital, 9, Patalamma Temple Street, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, Karnataka
India

«DQ»Peritonitis fibrosa incapsulata«DQ», first described in 1907, is a condition characterized by encasement of the bowel with a thick fibrous membrane. This condition was renamed as «DQ»abdominal cocoon«DQ» in 1978. It presents as small bowel obstruction clinically. 35 cases of abdominal cocoon have been reported in the literature over the last three decades. Abdominal cocoon is more common in adolescent girls from tropical countries. Various etiologies have been described, including tubercular. It is treated surgically by releasing the entrapped bowel. We report a laparoscopic experience of tubercular abdominal cocoon and review the literature.


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Makam R, Chamany T, Ramesh S, Potluri VK, Varadaraju PJ, Kasabe P. Laparoscopic management of abdominal cocoon.J Min Access Surg 2008;4:15-17


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Makam R, Chamany T, Ramesh S, Potluri VK, Varadaraju PJ, Kasabe P. Laparoscopic management of abdominal cocoon. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];4:15-17
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