Peritoneal Fibrinolysis and Adhesion Formation

  • Jeremy N. Thompson
  • David M. Scott-Coombes
  • Simon A. Whawell


Adhesions are deposits of fibrous tissue that occur within body cavities such as the peritoneum, pericardium, or pleura. They are the pathologic result of injury to the lining membrane of such cavities. These abnormal deposits of fibrous tissue are a cause of major morbidity,1 being the most common cause of small bowel obstruction and secondary female infertility, and representing a major risk factor for cardiac reoperation.


Mesothelial Cell Adhesion Formation Fibrinolytic Activity Peritoneal Exudate Fibrous Adhesion 
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  • Jeremy N. Thompson
  • David M. Scott-Coombes
  • Simon A. Whawell

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