Additive Effectiveness of Everolimus Plus Tamoxifen Therapy in Treatment of Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis

Huddam B., Azak A., Kocak G., Basaran M., Voyvoda N., Duranay M.

RENAL FAILURE, vol.34, no.3, pp.387-389, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/0886022x.2011.647338
  • Title of Journal : RENAL FAILURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-389


Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the commonly used choices of continuous renal replacement therapies. Peritoneal membrane is damaged by using solutions with lower biocompatibility, peritonitis episodes, and vintage of PD therapy. Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare complication of PD and is presented by progressive fibrosis of the peritoneum. Fibrous tissue entrapment of the intestine, leading to complete intestinal obstruction, is referred to as EPS, the most severe form of sclerosing peritonitis. EPS is irreversible fibrosis of the peritoneal membrane usually associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Preventive strategies are the best choice of treatment. Also there is no proven effective therapy for EPS; there are only small-sized trials. Herein we present a case of EPS who improved with everolimus plus tamoxifen therapy.