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CAP Home > Case of the Month > 2011 - Case Archives > Clinical Summary: Peritoneum

2011 — June Case of the Month

Posted June 03, 2011


CAP Foundation June 2011 Online Case of the Month

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A 52-year-old man presented with abdominal pain and weight loss. A CT scan showed diffuse thickening of the anterior peritoneum over the small bowel. Laparotomy revealed an area of adherent small bowel with diffuse nodularity of the serosal surface. The area of nodularity was 14.0 x 11.0 cm in area and up to 1.5 cm in thickness with a fleshy, tan-white cut surface.

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