BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2012.5581
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Abdominal cocoon in peritoneal dialysis – a fatal outcome

  1. Najib Kadi
  1. Department of Renal Transplant Surgery, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Mohamed Saleem Noormohamed, smithnsal{at}


Sclerosing peritonitis (SP, encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis or abdominal cocooning) is an inflammatory process affecting the peritoneum diffusely and constitutes a rare but life-threatening (figure 1), serious complication in patients on long-term continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).1 2 An overall prevalence of 0.7%2 has been described in literature. The pathogenicity of this condition still …

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