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Title: Unusual small intestinal obstruction in adolescent girls: The abdominal cocoon
Authors: Foo, K.T.
Ng, K.C.
Rauff, A. 
Foong, W.C.
Sinniah, R. 
Issue Date: 1978
Citation: Foo, K.T., Ng, K.C., Rauff, A., Foong, W.C., Sinniah, R. (1978). Unusual small intestinal obstruction in adolescent girls: The abdominal cocoon. British Journal of Surgery 65 (6) : 427-430. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Ten cases of small intestinal obstruction seen over a period of 6 yr (1971-6) in young girls within the narrow age range of 13-18 yr are described. The patients were all within 2 yr of menarche. In all these cases the obstruction was due to a membrane encasing the small intestine in the manner of a cocoon. There was no previous history of abdominal operation, peritonitis or prolonged drug intake. The clinical features, operative findings and management of the cases are presented. Possible causes of the condition are discussed. In view of the similar clinical presentation in all these patients, their conditions can be grouped as a clinical entity; 'the abdominal cocoon'.
Source Title: British Journal of Surgery
ISSN: 00071323
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