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adhesions==what are they and where?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Same as Scarring: Adhesion, like adhesive means to stick together. Internal organs in the peritoneal cavity or in joints and other anatomical locations can stick together. This is usually via fibrous tissue the body uses to repair itself after injury. The injury is surgery. In surgery, we must cut through various tissues and the body reacts with adhesion formation, just as your skin heals together with a cut.

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Will I become disabled from adhesions?

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Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Adhesions: No. Adhesions rarely cause abd. Pain, and are almost always due to previous surgeries.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Whats a "dural sleeve adhesion"?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Anatomy discreption: In spinal cord relation of nerve roots, surrounding dura in relation to spine, has sleeve like appearance, adhesions in this area are technically difficult to separate during surgery of spine.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is an adhesion?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Scar tissue: Adhesions are caused by inflammation which can occur after the "trauma" of surgery or an acute illness (appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory dz., etc). They can look like spider webs, rope, or can "glue" organs together. This compartmentalizes the abdomen, leading to the risk of bowel getting twisted on itself causing acute obstructions. They may also entrap an organ such as the ovary, causing pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why do some patients develop adhesions?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Adhesions: Are scar tissue that forms between organs or structures in the abdomen in everyone that has had an intra-abdominal surgery. Adhesions are normal after surgery, and may be less in laparoscopic surgery. Having adhesions is not a problem, unless rarely cause bowel obstruction. More operations = more adhesions. Each operation increases adhesion formation, as does bleeding & infection.
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What causes right pleurodiaphragmatic adhesion?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Poss. congenital: These way be congenitalr due to pneumonitis or infection / inflammation below the diaphragm Also post traumatic with hemo/pneumo thorax

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