The Role of Adhesion Formation in Gynecology and Reproductive Surgery

  • W. Schröder
  • W. Rath
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Postoperative formation of intraperitoneal adhesions, a well-known frequent complication of intraabdominal surgery, also plays a key role in gynecological surgery, particularly in reproductive surgery. Large trials have demonstrated that more than 50% of all patients who undergo diagnostic laparoscopy do so in order to clarify adnexal factors for female infertility. Moreover, in another 33% of cases laparoscopy is performed because of clinical suspicion of adnexitis [1].


Adhesion Formation Diagnostic Laparoscopy Chronic Pelvic Pain Female Infertility Intraperitoneal Adhesion 
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