Pelvic Surgery

Adhesion Formation and Prevention

  • Gere S. diZerega
  • Alan H. DeCherney
  • Michael P. Diamond
  • Randall C. Dunn
  • Eugene P. Goldberg
  • Arthur F. Haney
  • John A. Rock
  • Togus Tulandi
  • Kathleen E. Rodgers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Postsurgical Peritoneal Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew T. Raftery
      Pages 3-10
    3. Gregory S. Schultz
      Pages 26-36
    4. Timothy M. Crombleholme
      Pages 37-50
  3. Developing Technology for Adhesion Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Karl H. Treutner, Peter Bertram, Volker Schumpelick
      Pages 71-78
    3. Jeremy N. Thompson, David M. Scott-Coombes, Simon A. Whawell
      Pages 93-102
  4. Outcome Measures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Riccardo Marana, Mario Rizzi, Ludovico Muzii
      Pages 126-135
    3. Michel Canis, Maurice Antoine Bruhat, Gerard Mage, Jean Luc Pouly, Arnaud Wattiez, Hubert Manhes
      Pages 136-143
    4. Per Lundorff
      Pages 144-149
    5. Erica A. Bakkum, A. A. W. Peters
      Pages 150-159
  5. Adjuvants for Clinical Use

  6. Advances in Gynecologic Surgery (Abstracts)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. O. A. Myinbayev, L. V. Adamian, K. I. Rubleva, L. V. Lutova, M. A. Karabasova, G. V. Andrebenko
      Pages 239-239
    3. V. I. Kulakov, L. V. Adamian, O. A. Myinbayev, V. M. Strugalskli
      Pages 240-240
    4. L. S. Burgess, R. L. Rose, J. C. Colt, K. C. Skinner, James W. Burns
      Pages 242-243
    5. L. S. Burgess, R. L. Rose, M. J. Colt, K. C. Skinner, James W. Burns
      Pages 244-244
    6. Chih-Ping Han, Yeu-Sheng Tyan, Syh-Shen Chen, Gow-Ching Ger, Shaw-Yeu Jeng
      Pages 247-247
    7. Richard E. Leach, Eberhardt Mammen, James W. Burns, Elizabeth Dawe, Michele Smith-Barbour, Michael P. Diamond
      Pages 248-248
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-269

About this book


Recent years have seen important advances in the technology and techniques available to surgeons performing gynecologic surgery as well as reconstructive of clinical pelvic procedures. These developments took place in a wide variety settings from regional teaching centers to private clinical facilities. In 1996, the leading investigators from around the world gathered to discuss the present status of pelvic surgery and adhesion prevention with a look toward the future of patient care. This volume contains the proceedings of that meeting: the Third Interna­ tional Congress on Pelvic Surgery and Adhesion Prevention. Each chapter in­ cludes the material presented at the congress as well as a timely update of the authors' latest research and clinical thinking. Presentation integrating basic and clinical science provide the basis for con­ sidering peritoneal repair after surgery including the interaction of growth factors and other biochemical messengers. Research has increased the understanding of mesothelial reepithelialization and has led to new surgical technologies to reduce adhesion fonnation. A state-of-the-art review of emerging surgical adjuvants for adhesion prevention is provided, including discussion of barriers, gels, and poly­ mers as well as "designer" drugs effective at modifying the peritoneal response to injury. Assessment of clinical outcome in a wide variety of gynecologic surgical procedures brings into focus the benefits available as a result of these new tech­ nologies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gere S. diZerega
    • 1
  • Alan H. DeCherney
  • Michael P. Diamond
  • Randall C. Dunn
  • Eugene P. Goldberg
  • Arthur F. Haney
  • John A. Rock
  • Togus Tulandi
  • Kathleen E. Rodgers
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Livingston LaboratoriesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7316-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1864-7
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