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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 381950, 3 pages
Case Report

Abdominal Cocoon and Adhesiolysis: A Case Report and a Literature Review

1Trauma Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
2Clinical Research, Trauma Surgery Section, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
3Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, P.O. Box 24144, Doha, Qatar

Received 27 December 2012; Accepted 20 January 2013

Academic Editors: O. I. Giouleme, S. Karoui, and N. Matsuhashi

Copyright © 2013 Hassan Al-Thani 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.


Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. It is difficult to diagnose in most of the cases preoperatively. Surgical removal of the membrane resulted in complete recovery in the majority of the cases. The exact etiology of abdominal cocoon is still unknown. We reported a male patient who presented with features of intestinal obstruction and has been diagnosed as abdominal cocoon intraoperatively.