Peritoneal Adhesions

  • Karl-Heinz Treutner
  • Volker Schumpelick
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Basics on Adhesion Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Morganti, L. Tietze, B. Amo-Takyi, K. Tory, D. Budianto, U. Henze et al.
      Pages 14-22
    3. G. B. Köveker, S. Coerper, T. Gottwald, I. Flesch, H.-D. Becker
      Pages 23-28
    4. E. P. M. Lorenz, H. V. Zühlke, R. Lange, V. Savvas
      Pages 29-34
  3. Animal Studies on Peritoneal Adhesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. G. Bigatti, W. Boeckx, L. Gruft, N. Segers, I. Brosens
      Pages 37-48
    3. F. Bittinger, C. L. Klein, C. Skarke, C. Brochhausen, M. Otto, H. Köhler et al.
      Pages 49-63
    4. B. Klosterhalfen, C. Töns, H. M. Klein, L. Tietze, C. Mittermayer, M. Anurov et al.
      Pages 64-71
    5. F. J. Montz, P. M. Cristoforoni, C. Holschneider, M. Punyasavatsut, E. Abed
      Pages 72-79
    6. A. Iuppa, M. Migliore, D. Santagati, G. Petralia, C. Sapienza, A. Sciuto et al.
      Pages 80-85
    7. A. Tittel, E. Schippers, M. Anurov, K.-H. Treutner, A. Öttinger, V. Schumpelick
      Pages 91-95
  4. Aetiology and Pathogenesis of Adhesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. D. M. Scott-Coombes, J. M. Badia, S. A. Whawell, R. C. N. Williamson, J. N. Thompson
      Pages 121-126
    3. L. Tietze, T. Rütters, C. Schauerte, B. Amo-Takyi, B. Klosterhalfen, K.-H. Treutner et al.
      Pages 127-137
    4. J. N. Thompson, S. A. Whawell, D. M. Scott-Coombes, M. N. Vipond
      Pages 138-145
  5. Diagnostic of Peritoneal Adhesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. J. Gonze, S. Truong, V. Schumpelick
      Pages 163-171
    3. H. M. Klein, B. Klosterhalfen, C. Töns, G. Steinau, R. W. Günther
      Pages 172-178
  6. Complications of Peritoneal Adhesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. P. M. Cristoforoni, Y. B. Kim, Z. Preys, R. Y. Lay, F. J. Montz
      Pages 181-186
    3. K.-H. Treutner, P. Bertram, G. Lätzsch, V. Schumpelick
      Pages 191-194
  7. Peritonitis and Sepsis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. J. M. Badia, S. A. Whawell, D. M. Scott-Coombes, A. J. Waghorn, P. D. Abel, J. N. Thompson
      Pages 197-200
    3. G. J. Winkeltau, P. Bertram, K.-H. Treutner, V. Schumpelick
      Pages 208-215
  8. Peritoneal Drainage and Chemotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. V. Zumtobel, R. Ernst, M. Senkal
      Pages 219-222
    3. P. Klever, C. Töns, G. Arlt, A. P. Oettinger, V. Schumpelick
      Pages 223-228
  9. Pleura, Pericardium, and Peritoneal Dialysis

  10. Treatment of Peritoneal Adhesions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. U. Schöffel, W. Sendt, R. Häring, E. H. Farthmann
      Pages 271-277
    3. B. Lehman
      Pages 278-283
    4. M. Schnabel, W. Dietz, U. Malewski, H. Feist
      Pages 284-290
    5. G. Federmann, J. Walenzyk, A. Schneider, C. Scheele, G. Bauermeister
      Pages 291-296
    6. J. Faß, S. Müller, M. Jansen, G. Ages, K.-H. Treutner, S. Truong et al.
      Pages 303-311
  11. Prevention and Control of Adhesion Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. C. L. Kowalczyk, M. P. Diamond
      Pages 315-324

About these proceedings


Adhesions can cause a wide range of problems, complaints and hazards, even after simple abdominal procedures, such as appendectomy, with complications ranging from recurrent discomfort and pain to intestinal obstruction. Postsurgical adhesions increase the risk of following operations of the abdominal and thoracic cavity. They impair peritoneal dialysis and chemotherapy and play a crucial part in laparoscopic procedures. Minimally invasive surgery is advocated to reduce adhesion formation, extensive adhesions, however, can render the laparoscopic approach impossible. Adhesion-related problems account for a large amount of clinical work and have a significant socioeconomic impact. This book presents the current knowledge of the aetiopathogenesis of adhesion formation as well as the methods available for their prevention and control. Experts in the field report on the clinical standards of preventive measures to control the formation of postoperative adhesions.


Adhesions Adhäsionen Aetiopathogenesis Surgery Ätiopathogenese

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl-Heinz Treutner
    • 1
  • Volker Schumpelick
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheinische-Westfälische Technische HochschuleChirurgische Universitätsklinik u. PoliklinikAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-61192-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60433-1
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