Role of laparoscopy in the prevention and in the treatment of adhesions

Academic Article


  • The formation of adhesions after abdominal surgery can lead to increased morbidity in children, increases the incidence of readmission, and may pose a significant challenge to subsequent surgical care over their lifetime. As the pathophysiology of peritoneal adhesion formation has been better understood, preventive strategies that minimize surgical trauma and contamination have been sought. Laparoscopy, over the past few decades, has become an increasingly utilized approach for many pediatric surgical problems and intuitively should have an advantage over open surgery in reducing adhesion formation. In this review, we examine the utility of laparoscopy in both the prevention and the treatment of intraabdominal adhesive disease in children.
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    Author List

  • Anderson SA; Beierle EA; Chen MK
  • Start Page

  • 353
  • End Page

  • 356
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 6