Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis
Derek Larson*, 1, Siddiq Anwar2, Tushar J. Vachharajani3, Daniel Hafenrichter4
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 1
Last Page: 3
Publisher ID: TOUNJ-9-1
Article History:Received Date: 10/8/2014
Revision Received Date: 10/8/2014
Acceptance Date: 10/3/2015
Electronic publication date: 28/1/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) developed in an African American male who had been on Peritoneal Dialysis for nine years. During his hospitalization for peritonitis, he continued to clinically deteriorate with refractory abdominal pain, vomiting, and anorexia requiring Total Parenteral Nutrition. This case demonstrates the importance of prompt EPS diagnosis and the technical challenges associated with surgical treatment.