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Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis in liver transplant

Gabriel Melki; Abdalla Mohamed; Mina Fransawy Alkomos; Alisa Farokhian; Sohail M. Chaudhry; Varun Patel; Walid J. Baddoura

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Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis occurs due to chronic irritation of the peritoneal surface resulting in inflammation and fibrosis. Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis usually occurs in patients requiring peritoneal dialysis (PD); however, it may also occur in liver transplant patients. The fibrosis in encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis could be severe enough to cause small bowel obstruction (SBO). Herein, we report a case of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis secondary to liver transplantation that presented with SBO. The patient was started on Tamoxifen for encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis and evaluated at follow-up without any other intestinal obstruction episodes. This case demonstrates that encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis can occur as a liver transplant complication and present with small bowel obstruction.


Peritoneal Disease, Liver Transplantation, Intestinal Obstruction


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