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What is an encased small intestine?

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Stephen Treloar 17 Oct 2016

It's a really rare developmental condition where your small intestine is encased in it's own fibrous Peritoneal sac; unfortunately as you grow, it doesn't leading to eventual intestinal obstruction. Surgery is the treatment, where the fibrous sac is removed, any adhesions treated and your small intestine is put back into your peritoneal cavity (your abdomen to just underneath your heart and lungs). It is apparently not a dangerous surgery.

I hope you are discussing this with a specialist General surgeon as a CT scan is usually diagnostic.

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