Postoperative adhesion development after operative laparoscopy: Evaluation at early second-look procedures

Michael Peter Diamond, J. F. Daniell, D. A. Johns, R. Everett, G. A. Hill, H. Reich, D. C. Martin, W. S. Maxson, D. I. Hoffman, J. Feste

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Abstract

To assess the issue of the frequency and severity of adhesion reformation and de novo adhesion formation after operative laparoscopy, this multicenter collaborative report of early second-look procedures after operative laparoscopy was initiated. Sixty-eight subjects underwent operative laparoscopic procedures including adhesiolysis, followed by a second operative procedure within 90 days. The total mean adhesion score decreased from 11.4 ± 0.7 at the initial operative procedure to 5.5 ± 0.4 at the second-look procedure, a decrease of 52%. At the time of the second-look procedure, 66 of 68 women (97.1%) had pelvic adhesions. Adhesion reformation occurred in 66 of 68 women and at 230 of 351 sites (66%) at which adhesions were lysed. Despite this high incidence of adhesion reformation, de novo adhesion formation after operative laparoscopy occurred in only 8 of 68 women (12%) and at 11 of 47 available sites in these 8 women. We conclude that adhesion reformation is a frequent occurrence after operative laparoscopy; however de novo adhesion formation appears to occur much less frequently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)700-704
Number of pages5
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume55
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Diamond, M. P., Daniell, J. F., Johns, D. A., Everett, R., Hill, G. A., Reich, H., Martin, D. C., Maxson, W. S., Hoffman, D. I., & Feste, J. (1991). Postoperative adhesion development after operative laparoscopy: Evaluation at early second-look procedures. Fertility and sterility, 55(4), 700-704.