Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) is a very rare entity characterized by encasement of small intestine by a fibro collagenous membrane. It is divided into primary (idiopathic) which is named as abdominal cocoon and secondary forms. The preoperative diagnosis is difficult and most cases are diagnosed intraoperatively. A conservative treatment approach is the most suitable management strategy in asymptomatic idiopathic SEP.  In this paper, we aimed to present a case of idiopathic SEP revealed by intestinal obstruction.

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 Dr. Haithem Zaafouri
Department of General Surgery, Habib Thameur Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia.

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