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Fertil Steril. 1987 May;47(5):864-6.

Adhesion reformation and de novo adhesion formation after reproductive pelvic surgery.


At second-look laparoscopy, 82 of 161 women (51%) were noted to have adhesions at at least one new location. Such adhesions occurred at 31% of available sites. Among 121 women with adhesions at the initial operative procedure, the rate and type of recurrence assessed on the ovaries, fimbriae, and other sites were independent of the initial type. Additionally, neither the rate nor the type of adhesion recurrence observed at the time of second-look laparotomy was determined by the variable amount of time between the initial and second-look operative procedures. We conclude that reproductive pelvic surgical procedures are frequently complicated not only by adhesion reformation but by de novo adhesion formation as well.

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