Prevention of adhesions in gynaecological endoscopy

Nappi, C.; Di Spiezio Sardo, A.; Greco, E.; Guida, M.; Bettocchi, S.; Bifulco, G.
July 2007
Human Reproduction Update;Jul2007, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p379
Academic Journal
The article discusses research on the prevention of post-operative adhesions resulting from gynaecological endoscopic procedures. Attempts in reducing adhesion formation and reformation includes surgical techniques like laparoscopy, pharmacological adjuvants such as steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and mechanical barriers like intrauterine device (IUD). Also included are predisposing and causative factors of IUD adhesion formation and the potential advantages of laparoscopic approach in reducing adhesion.


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