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Which organs can be affected by adhesions?

Which organs can be affected by adhesions?

Mostly intestines: Usually the intestines are most affected by adhesions, but in theory, other organs could be as well. When intestines are affected, adhesions can cause a blockage that may require stomach decompression with a tube through the nose and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more


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"adhesions" or what others factors can contribute that my organs are (twisted, retroverted)?

"adhesions" or what others factors can contribute that my organs are (twisted, retroverted)?

Congenital: Congenital malrotation, situs inversus are conditions that affect location of one's organs. ...Read more

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I don't know y it can't b seen on CT but I do have a lot of adhesions. Ccould this b why my organs can't b seen?

I don't know y it can't b seen on CT but I do have a lot of adhesions. Ccould this b why my organs can't b seen?

Unclear: What organs can't be seen. Adhesions, usually not individually seen on ct, don't usually mask normal anatomy. ...Read more

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My brother (35 ) was found to have abdominal cocoon during laporatomy for adhesion. Surgery not done as cocoon covered view of organs. Suggestions ?

My brother (35 ) was found to have abdominal cocoon during laporatomy for adhesion. Surgery not done as cocoon covered view of organs. Suggestions ?

Descriptor, Not DX : "abdominal cocoon" is more of a description of the type of adhesions present rather than a specific diagnosis. Typically, we don't operate to remove adhesions unless there is a small bowel obstruction. I advise you to clarify with your brother these issues. Good luck to him. ...Read more

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5th pregnancy 2 cesarean daughter 2 abortion done twice each foetal mater remain. Now surgey complicated coz adhesions. Organs stick uterus. What's it?

5th pregnancy 2 cesarean daughter 2 abortion done twice each foetal mater remain. Now surgey complicated coz adhesions. Organs stick uterus. What's it?

Adhesions: Abdominal adhesions develop in the body as a result of inflammation from surgeries. They are more common after multiple procedures, consist of band-like tissue that binds the internal organs in abnormal ways, and can create pain, discomfort and dysfunction. The presence of this material distorts normal anatomy and makes repeat surgical procedures more difficult. ...Read more

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What organisms are affected by taysachs?

What organisms are affected by taysachs?

Organisms that can: Organisms that reportedly can have a taysachs type of neurological disorder include dogs, cats, mice, deer, pigs, sheep, flamingoes, etc... ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adhesion?

What sort of problem is an adhesion?

Scar tissue: An adhesion usually describes scar tissue surrounding the organs. Often caused by infection, trauma or surgery. If an adhesion pinches off the bowel it can cause obstruction and bowel death. Adhesions make surgery very difficult because they are tough and prevent structures from being moved. They generally look like thick cobwebs. ...Read more

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How long does it take adhesions to form?

Almost immediately. : They start forming almost immediately. They are at their worst 2-4 weeks out from surgery then usually start disappearing after that. They may go completely away or they may stay forever. Every patient is different. ...Read more

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What is an adhesion?

What is an adhesion?

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. ...Read more