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dc.titleUnusual small intestinal obstruction in adolescent girls: The abdominal cocoon
dc.contributor.authorFoo, K.T.
dc.contributor.authorNg, K.C.
dc.contributor.authorRauff, A.
dc.contributor.authorFoong, W.C.
dc.contributor.authorSinniah, R.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T08:43:29Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T08:43:29Z
dc.date.issued1978
dc.identifier.citationFoo, 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.
dc.identifier.issn00071323
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134101
dc.description.abstractTen 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'.
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSURGERY
dc.description.sourcetitleBritish Journal of Surgery
dc.description.volume65
dc.description.issue6
dc.description.page427-430
dc.description.codenBJSUA
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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