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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 940515, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/940515
Case Report

Small Bowel Cocoon: A Distinct Disease with a New Developmental Etiology

Pediatric Surgery Department, Hamad General Hospital, Doha 3050, Qatar

Received 11 July 2011; Accepted 16 August 2011

Academic Editor: S. D. Hobbs

Copyright © 2011 Ibrahim E. Bassiouny and Tariq O. Abbas. 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.

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