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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2017, Article ID 8316147, 4 pages
Case Report

Intestinal Obstruction in a Patient with Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis

Adan Hospital, Ahmadi, Kuwait

Correspondence should be addressed to Oday Obaid; sw.diabo@yado

Received 30 September 2016; Revised 6 March 2017; Accepted 19 March 2017; Published 26 March 2017

Academic Editor: Boris Kirshtein

Copyright © 2017 Oday Obaid 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.


Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) is a rare disorder that is characterized by encapsulation of bowel loops by thick fibrinogenous case. Most patients present with vague abdominal symptoms. It is challenging to diagnose the condition preoperatively. Surgical management is preserved for patients with small bowel obstruction with no improvement on conservative measures or for those with signs of bowel ischemia (Li et al., 2014; Habib et al. 2011). Herein, we discuss the clinical signs and symptoms, the radiological features, the surgical management, and outcome of SEP based on a patient who underwent surgery in our hospital.