Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Aug 27, 2015; 7(8): 174-177
Published online Aug 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i8.174
Congenital peritoneal encapsulation
Diana Teixeira, Vítor Costa, Paula Costa, Carlos Alpoim, Pinto Correia
Diana Teixeira, Vítor Costa, Paula Costa, Carlos Alpoim, Pinto Correia, General Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, 4800 Guimarães, Portugal
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Correspondence to: Diana Teixeira, MD, General Surgery Department, Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, Rua dos Cutileiros, 4800 Guimarães, Portugal.
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Received: November 11, 2014
Peer-review started: November 11, 2014
First decision: December 26, 2014
Revised: June 5, 2015
Accepted: June 18, 2015
Article in press: June 19, 2015
Published online: August 27, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Peritoneal encapsulation is a rare congenital malformation, characterized by a thin accessory peritoneal membrane which covers all or part of the small bowel, forming an accessory peritoneal sac. Most cases are asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally during surgery and/or autopsy. Clinical presentation with intestinal obstruction is extremely rare and we report a case.