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Am Surg. 2008 Nov;74(11):1107-10.

Sterile intra-abdominal fluid collection associated with seprafilm use.

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Department of General Surgery, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA.


Postoperative abdominal adhesions are a significant cause of morbidity and expenditure of healthcare resources. As a result, numerous substances have been studied in an effort to reduce the incidence of adhesive disease. Seprafilm, a hyaluronate-based bioresorbable membrane, has been the subject of considerable research and has been found to be both safe and effective in reducing postoperative adhesions. We report three cases of the development of sterile abdominal fluid collection after the use of Seprafilm in colorectal surgery.

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