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Starch granulomatous peritonitis

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An unusual case of recurrent starch granulomatous peritonitis that presented as a long-standing paralytic ileus is described and the literature pertaining to this unusual entity is reviewed. The roentgenographic finding of severe prolonged paralytic ileus usually developing late in the post-operative period should suggest the possibility of this disease.

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Correspondence to Sang Y. Han M.D..

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Han, S.Y., Witten, D.M. Starch granulomatous peritonitis. Gastrointest Radiol 1, 281–283 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02256381

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Key words

  • Peritoneum
  • Peritonitis
  • Starch