Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences

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Abdominal cocoon

Abdulrasheed K Adesunkanmi, Tajudeen A Badmus, Olukayode Ogundoyin, Akinwumi B Ogunrombi


This is a report of three cases of abdominal cocoon encountered in our Hospital, OAUTHC, Ile-Ife and Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, Nigeria. A 70 year old man with symptoms of subacute intestinal obstruction, a 20 year old lady with peritonitis due to gangrenous appendix and 19 year old with on and off acute intestianal obstruction. In all the cases, there were encasement of the small intestine and other surrounding organs by dense and thick fibrous tissue.

Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences Vol. 15(2) 2005: 52-56
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