PERITONEAL ENCAPSULATION PRESENTING AS SMALL BOWEL OBSTRUCTION IN A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL
AbstractPeritoneal encapsulation is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by a thin membrane ofperitoneum encasing the small bowel to form an accessory peritoneal sac. Cases usually presentwith small bowel obstruction or can be an incidental finding during laparotomy. We report a caseof peritoneal encapsulation presenting as a small bowel obstruction in a 16 year old girl. The sacwas easily excised and surgery was otherwise uneventful. A discussion of the case and review ofliterature is presented.
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