Peritoneal adhesion index (PAI): proposal of a score for the “ignored iceberg” of medicine and surgery

  title={Peritoneal adhesion index (PAI): proposal of a score for the “ignored iceberg” of medicine and surgery},
  author={Federico Coccolini and Luca Ansaloni and Roberto Manfredi and Luca Campanati and Elia Poiasina and Paolo Bertoli and M Giulii Capponi and Massimo Sartelli and Salomone Di Saverio and Michele Cucchi and Daniel Lazzareschi and Michele Pisano and Fausto Catena},
  booktitle={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
Peritoneal adhesions describe a condition in which pathological bonds form between the omentum, the small and large bowels, the abdominal wall, and other intra-abdominal organs. Different classification systems have been proposed, but they do not resolve the underlying problem of ambiguity in the quantification and definition of adhesions. We therefore propose a standardized classification system of adhesions to universalize their definition based on the macroscopic appearance of adhesions and… CONTINUE READING
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