A successful clinical case of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis -surgical management using enterolysis

Patrícia Neto, Diálise Peritoneal Dos C.H.U.C
2012 Nefrología  
The encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is a rare but serious complication of peritoneal dialysis. The incident rate varies between 0.5 to 4.4%. This entity is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis requires the presence of clinical features of intestinal obstruction or disturbed gastrointestinal function with pathological and radiological evidence of bowel encapsulation. The exact pathogenic mechanism of EPS remains unknown, although it's strongest associated with
more » ... associated with duration of peritoneal dialysis. We present a clinical case of EPS and discuss the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention.
doi:10.3265/nefrologia.pre2012.jul.11532 pmid:23169367 fatcat:wpfut3jarjg2nhjoeyppuwkqka