Surgical Treatment for Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis: 24 Years' Experience.


Department of Artificial Organs, Akane-Foundation, Tsuchiya General Hospital, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan [Email]


Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a serious complication of long-term peritoneal dialysis. The mortality rate for EPS is high, primarily due to complications related to bowel obstruction. Surgery was previously contraindicated; however, surgical enterolysis is performed for patients in whom bowel obstruction fails to improve.