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Adhesion is actually the band of scar tissue that develops initially as the body’s natural repair mechanism. This is formed as a response to the disturbance of tissue from any of the following causes:
Pathologies, like, Endometriosis
Adhesions occur in nearly 95% of the patients who underwent abdominal surgery, as it is part of the body’s healing process. Most adhesions are asymptomatic or not indicative by any symptoms, but some adhesions can cause
Pain during intercourse
Partial or complete loss of organ function or tissue death in severe cases
The basic types of adhesions are:
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease : occurs from an infection leading to adhesions within the fallopian tubes.
Endometriosis : is caused by pelvic adhesions where tissues that usually grow within the uterus are found in other parts of the body, like the bowel or fallopian tubes.
Adhesions are diagnosed depending on their clinical symptoms. Some of the diagnostic tests include,
Adhesiolysis It is a medical procedure that is performed to remove or divide the adhesions to restore normal anatomy and functioning of the organs. Adhesiolysisis a scar tissue removal procedure which can also help relieve painful symptoms. The doctor usually opts for the laparoscopy surgical technique, which is also called Laparoscopic Adhesiolysis for adhesion treatment. It was first used for small-bowel obstruction. It offers the following:
Less operative pain
Decreased chances of a hernia
Recovery time is reduced
Shorter hospital stay
Procedure: The doctor creates a couple of tiny incisions. A laparoscope is a thin, flexible cable with a camera is inserted through one of the incisions to view the presence of the adhesion. The adhesions are then cut and released using tiny surgical instruments and viewed through the video monitor.