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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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

If I have adhesions once, will they ever go away?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No: Not really but they may not bother you as most people with adhesions don't have any symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Which organs can be affected by adhesions?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Abdomen: Intranet abdominal organs most commonly.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Agree; in gynecology, pelvic adhesions are also common.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

Why do some people get adhesions and some don't?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Unknown, but...: Genetics plays some role. Any surgical procedure of the pelvis or abdomen can cause adhesions; more so if inflammatory/infected surgical field, e.g. Pus, stool, blood. Less likely with careful handling of tissue, and elective rather than emergency procedures. Most everyone gets adhesions; a minority get aftereffects (pain, bowel obstruction) even decades later.
A 41-year-old member asked:

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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is an adhesion?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Scarring: An adhesion is usually caused by scarring in the abdominal cavity after a surgery. This can cause issues such as pain and bowel obstruction. This can be fixed sometimes by surgical means if symptoms are severe.

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