The biology of adhesion formation in the peritoneal cavity.

  title={The biology of adhesion formation in the peritoneal cavity.},
  author={Kelli M Braun and Michael Peter Diamond},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric surgery},
  volume={23 6},
Intraperitoneal adhesions are frequently encountered and present significant challenges to the practicing surgeon, including increased operating time, bowel obstruction, pelvic pain, and infertility. Until recently, however, our knowledge of the biology of adhesion formation within the peritoneal cavity has been limited, which in turn limits prevention and treatment strategies for surgical patients. Extensive research has now led to an increased understanding of adhesion formation, with hypoxia… CONTINUE READING
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