Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Double-Pokemon-Ball Sign in Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis Responsive to Far-Infrared Therapy

Chen TH1,2,3, Hwang H1,4, Ko M1,3, Tan AC3 , Chen F1,5, Chen CF1,5, Li C1,3 and Lin CC1,3*

1 School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan 2 Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital Fenglin Branch, Taiwan 3 Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan 4 Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan 5 Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Yilan, Taiwan

*Correspondance to: Chih-Ching Lin 

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Abstract

Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis (EPS) is a rare but serious complication of peritoneal dialysis. Medical treatment for EPS includes a combination of anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory agents. Despite optimal treatment, EPS is still associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality. We present a case of EPS who was successfully treated with tamoxifen and far-infrared therapy. The abdominal computed tomography scan mimicked the ?double-Pokemon-ball sign?.

Keywords:

Double-Pokemon-ball sign; Encapsulating Peritoneal sclerosis; End-stage renal disease; Peritoneal dialysis; Far-infrared therapy

Citation:

Chen TH, Hwang H, Ko M, Tan AC, Chen F, Chen CF, et al. DoublePokemon-Ball Sign in Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis Responsive to Far-Infrared Therapy. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 3009.

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