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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 218126, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/218126
Case Report

Degenrative Fibroid and Sclerosing Peritonitis

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Doncaster Royal Infirmary Hospital, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster DN2 5LT, UK

Received 2 March 2012; Accepted 7 June 2012

Academic Editors: K. Nasu, L. Nilas, and E. Vaisbuch

Copyright © 2012 Michael Critchley et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Sclerosing peritonitis is a rare condition characterised by ascites, peritoneal and bowel wall thickening. Causes reported in the literature include luteal ovarian the comas, peritoneal dialysis, peritoneal chemotherapy and liver cirrhosis. We report an interesting case of a woman presenting with diarrhoea, abdominal distension, ascites and pleural effusion. She was subsequently diagnosed with Sclerosing Peritonitis caused by a degenerating fibroid which was successfully treated by Total Abdominal Hysterectomy and Bilateral Salpingoophrectomy.