Postoperative adhesions in gynecologic surgery: a committee opinion.

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Journal Article (Review)

Postoperative adhesions are a natural consequence of surgical tissue trauma and healing and may result in infertility, pain, and bowel obstruction. Adherence to microsurgical principles and minimally invasive surgery may help to decrease postoperative adhesions. Some surgical barriers have been demonstrated to be effective for reducing postoperative adhesions, but there is no substantial evidence that their use improves fertility, decreases pain, or reduces the incidence of postoperative bowel obstruction. This document replaces the document, "Pathogenesis, consequences, and control of peritoneal adhesions in gynecologic surgery: a committee opinion," last published in 2013.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in collaboration with the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. Electronic address: asrm@asrm.org, ; Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in collaboration with the Society of Reproductive Surgeons,

Published Date

  • September 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 112 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 458 - 463

PubMed ID

  • 31446904

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31446904

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2019.06.027

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States