Steroid Responsive Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome Secondary To Peritoneal Dialysis; A Rare Case Presentation

Erdem M., Soyoral Y. U., Duman A.

Eastern Journal of Medicine, vol.28, no.2, pp.361-364, 2023 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/ejm.2023.17003
  • Journal Name: Eastern Journal of Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-364
  • Keywords: Abdominal cocoon Syndrome, Peritoneal Dialysis, Steroid Treatment
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Abdominal cocoon syndrome is a rare condition that defines the total or partial encapsulation of the small bowel loops by a fibcrocollagenous membrane, primarily or secondarily, with inflammatory infiltrate that leads to acute or chronic obstruction. While this condition may become manifest in an idiopathic-primary form, it can also occur secondary to interventions such as abdominal surgery, chronic peritoneal dialysis, liver transplantation, ventriculoperitoneal shunt or medications. We aimed to present a case diagnosed with abdominal cocoon syndrome induced by peritoneal dialysis, who showed a good clinical response to steroid treatment.