Prevention of re-formation of pelvic adhesions by ‘barrier’ methods
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The postoperative formation or re-formation of pelvic adhesions still represents a major problem contributing to the relatively poor results obtained in infertility surgery. Chemical methods using heparin, trypsin, streptokinase and dextran have been employed in an attempt to diminish the occurrence of adhesions1,2. Several authors have used ‘barrier’ methods to cover the injured area, thereby preventing the formation of adhesions. Amnion, silicone and Surgicel have been used for this purpose, with varying results3–5. We report here on the effect of silicone sheeting and of Surgicel in preventing the reformation of pelvic adhesions in rabbits.
KeywordsAdhesion Formation Uterine Horn Injured Area Barrier Method Peritoneal Adhesion
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