Peritoneal Surgery

  • Gere S. diZerega

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Peritoneum and Peritoneal Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arthur F. Haney
      Pages 39-49
    3. Kathleen E. Rodgers
      Pages 51-64
    4. Andrew T. Raftery
      Pages 65-74
    5. Kathleen E. Rodgers
      Pages 85-99
    6. William C. Parks, Gregory S. Schultz
      Pages 101-113
  3. Adhesion Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jeremy Thompson
      Pages 133-142
  4. Surgical Technique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Jean-Bernard Dubuisson, Arnaud Fauconnier, Charles Chapron
      Pages 145-152
    3. Kristina Falk, Lena Holmdahl
      Pages 153-174
    4. Douglas E. Ott
      Pages 175-181
    5. Jean-Luc Pouly, Sonteara Seak-San
      Pages 183-192
  5. Complications of Postoperative Adhesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Michael P. Diamond
      Pages 217-220
    3. Gérard Mage, Arnaud Wattiez, Michel Canis, Jean-Luc Pouly, Florence Alexandre, Maurice Bruhat
      Pages 221-228
    4. Per Lundorff
      Pages 235-239
    5. Michel Canis, Revaz Botchorishvili, Gérard Mage, Marie Claude Anton Bousquet, Patrice Mille, Jean-Luc Pouly et al.
      Pages 241-251
    6. Mark A. Damario, John A. Rock
      Pages 253-263
    7. J. Donnez, M. Nisolle
      Pages 265-274
    8. Ivo A. Brosens, Stephan Gordts, Rudi Campo, Luk Rombauts
      Pages 275-288
    9. Susie Lau, Togas Tulandi
      Pages 289-294
  6. Outcome Measures and Adhesion Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Harold Ellis
      Pages 297-306
    3. D. C. D. de Lange, J. Jeekel
      Pages 307-320
    4. David M. B. Rosen, Christopher J. G. Sutton
      Pages 321-327
    5. Riccardo Marana, Ludovico Muzii
      Pages 329-333
    6. Isay Moscowitz, Steven D. Wexner
      Pages 335-342
  7. Adhesion Prevention Adjuvants for Clinical Use

  8. Developing Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Michael F. Flessner
      Pages 421-439
    3. Kathleen E. Rodgers, Gere S. DiZerega
      Pages 441-457
    4. Matthias Korell
      Pages 477-481
    5. Lynn S. Peck, Eugene P. Goldberg
      Pages 499-520
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 521-532

About this book


Peritoneal Surgery addresses the response of the peritoneum to injury and the prevention of post-surgical adhesions resulting from general and gynecologic surgery. Adhesions, or scar tissue binding two normally separate surfaces, form when the peritoneum, the membrane covering the abdominal wall and protecting the inner organs, is damaged during surgery, inflammation, or injury. Negative complications from adhesions include pelvic pain, infertility, intestinal obstruction, multiple surgical complications resulting from surgery to remove or pull them apart, and therefore a greater surgical workload and economic burden to the healthcare system. In this book, experts in the field address peritoneal repair, the role of surgical technique to prevent adhesions, adhesion formation, complications of adhesions, and developing technology in the prevention of adhesions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gere S. diZerega
    • 1
  1. 1.Livingston Research InstituteUniversity of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7040-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1194-5
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