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What is the definition or description of: Adhesions?

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In brief: Scar tissue

Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery.
The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can cause pain or blockage.

In brief: Scar tissue

Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery.
The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can cause pain or blockage.
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