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Peritoneal dialysis with encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: a case report

ZHANG He, LI Zhen-yuan, YAN Hao, ZHANG Min-fang, WANG Qin, WANG Ling, NI Zhao-hui, QIAN Jia-qi, FANG Wei   

  1. Department of Nephrology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Center for Peritoneal Dialysis Research, Shanghai 200127, China
  • Online:2016-11-28 Published:2016-11-29
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China,81370864,81670691; Shanghai Young Doctor Training Program; Shanghai Municipal Education Commission—Gaofeng Clinical Medicine Grant Support,20152211


Objective · To improve awareness, prevention, and treatment of peritoneal dialysis-related encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis. Methods · A case developing encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis after discontinuing peritoneal dialysis and receiving medication treatment was analyzed. Results · A patient developed intestinal obstruction after discontinuing peritoneal dialysis due to peritoneal ultrafiltration failure. Combined with imaging examination, the diagnosis was encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis. Clinical symptoms were significantly improved after receiving medication treatment and total parenteral nutrition. Conclusion · Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis is a serious complication in peritoneal dialysis patients. As the early diagnosis is difficult and the prognosis is poor, it significantly affects the quality of life. Both medication treatment and surgery have advantages and disadvantages. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are necessary.

Key words: encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis, peritoneal dialysis, intestinal obstruction