Clinical implications of postsurgical adhesions.

  title={Clinical implications of postsurgical adhesions.},
  author={Michael Peter Diamond and Michael L Freeman},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  volume={7 6},
Adhesion development can have a major impact on a patient's subsequent health. Adhesions are a significant source of impaired organ functioning, decreased fertility, bowel obstruction, difficult re-operation, and possibly pain. Consequently, their financial sequelae are also extraordinary, with more than one billion dollars spent in the USA in 1994 on the bowel obstruction component alone. Performing adhesiolysis for pain relief appears efficacious in certain subsets of women. Unfortunately… CONTINUE READING


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