Idiopathic Abdominal Cocoon and Ileal Fecaloma: A Rare Combination Causing Acute Intestinal Obstruction in an Elderly MaleCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Narendra Pandit
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan, 1, Nepal.
Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction commonly seen in adolescent girl or adults of young age group in tropics; however its occurrence in elderly male is rare. Moreover, fecaloma although described in setting of megacolon, it has not been reported for small bowel in presence of cocoon abdomen. Here, we report a rare combination of fecaloma and cocoon abdomen causing intestinal obstruction in an elderly male diagnosed preoperatively by Contrast Enhanced CT (CECT) abdomen and operated successfully by surgery.
Adhesiolysis, Cocoon Abdomen, Ileal loop
Narendra Pandit, Laligen Awale, Sridhar Keerthi, Lokesh Shekher Jaiswal, Shailesh Adhikary. IDIOPATHIC ABDOMINAL COCOON AND ILEAL FECALOMA: A RARE COMBINATION CAUSING ACUTE INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION IN AN ELDERLY MALE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 June [cited: 2018 Sep 20 ]; 12:PD01-PD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Jan 26, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Mar 23, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Apr 05, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2018
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
Consent was Obtained from Patient for Publishing the Case Report.
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