Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis - mesenteritis. A case report

Authors Lorentziadis M.L., Poulantzas I.K..


Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis is a rare condition of
unknown cause with reported high mortality and mobidity.
It is treated surgically and it is difficult to diagnose preoperatively
since it has no specific imaging findings. We
present a case report of idiopathic sclerosing encapsulating
peritonitis-mesenteritis with a literature review on this
pathologic entity.
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis-mesenteritis is an intestinal
wall lesion which causes obstructive bowel symptoms.
The idiopathic expression of the disease is a rare
entity which is treated surgically as there are several operative
options. The management of the sclerosing encapsulating
peritonitis-mesenteritis is followed by a complication
rate of 38%-90% and a mortality rate of 60%-71%.1
Key words: Sclerosing peritonitis, mesenteritis, encapsulating
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