Internal hernia: isolated small intestinal peritoneal encapsulation, a rare cause of acute intestinal obstruction in adolescent: a case report
Intestinal peritoneal encapsulation as the sole cause of acute intestinal obstruction in adolescent is rare. It poses a diagnostic dilemma where there is lack of high technological equipment to aid diagnosis, usually confirmed at surgery. A good knowledge of this condition will raise the index of suspicion and guide prompt surgical intervention, thus this report.
Keywords: acute intestinal obstruction, adolescent, peritoneal encapsulation