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Abdominal Cocoon Secondary to Meconium Peritonitis in a Neonate: A Case Report

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Author(s): Safwan Ahmad | Kanchan Kayastha | Sana Javed | Arsalan Wasti

Journal: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
ISSN 2226-0439

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Abdominal cocoon | Neonatal intestinal obstruction | Meconium peritonitis

ABSTRACT
Abdominal cocoon is a complete or partial encasement of intestines and rarely viscera by a fibrocollagenous sac which is usually formed by a nonspecific chronic inflammatory reaction. We report a case of abdominal cocoon in a 2-day-old neonate presenting with intestinal obstruction.
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