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Can abdominal adhesions be seen on a ct scan?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Abdominal adhesions are a result of any entry into the abdomin/pelvis. Some state rates from 80-95% after abdominal/pelvic surgery. Some are without symptoms, others may be related to infertility, chronic pelvic pain and bowel issues. Ct scans may not find all adhesions as ashesions are from thin to thick. Thicker ones that distort the orgasns may be suspected on ct/mri.
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics 28 years experience
No: Adhesions are basically scar tissue connecting tissues or organs which are not normally connected. This can not be seen on ct scans, but the effects (such as a bowel obstruction) may be visible.

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