Adhesion reduction in the rabbit uterine horn model using an absorbable barrier, TC-7

C. B. Linsky, Michael Peter Diamond, T. Cunningham, B. Constantine, A. H. DeCherney, G. S. diZerega

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Use of a resorbable barrier (TC-7) to reduce adhesion formation was examined in the rabbit uterine horn model. Early evaluation (four days) established that the material remained where initially placed. Examination at two, four and eight weeks postoperatively in both control and treated groups revealed that the extent of adhesion formation did not change as a function of time. When compared to control animals without TC-7, the treated rabbits had a significant reduction (P<.01) in postoperative adhesion formation. No complications from use of this fabric were noted, and no gross remnants were noted at the two-week time point. TC-7 appears to be an efficacious barrier for reducing adhesion formation in the rabbit uterine horn model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1987
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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