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What sort of problem is an adhesion?
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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