Abdominal cocoon accompanied by multiple peritoneal loose body

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid



Abdominal cocoon and peritoneal loose body are both rare abdominal diseases.

Patient concerns:

The patient reported in this case was a 47-year-old man who suffered from abdominal pain and distension for 3 days.


X-ray, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple peritoneal loose body and small bowel obstruction, characterized by a total encapsulation of the small bowel with a fibrous membrane.


The patient underwent surgical treatment and exploratory laparotomy confirmed the diagnosis of abdominal cocoon.


Histopathological examination of pelvic nodules confirmed peritoneal loose body.


To our knowledge, the herein reported case is the first abdominal cocoon that was accompanied by multiple peritoneal loose body.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles