abdominal adhesion


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abdominal adhesion

[abdom′inəl]
the binding together of tissue surfaces of abdominal organs, usually involving the intestines and causing obstruction. The condition may be a response to surgery or result from trauma or chronic inflammation. The patient experiences abdominal distention, pain, nausea, vomiting, and increased pulse rate. Surgery may be required.

abdominal adhesion

Scar tissue within the peritoneum that links hollow and/or solid organs. These strands of fibrous tissue usually form as a result of inflammation, surgery, or trauma. When they cause infertility, intestinal obstruction or pain that does not respond to medical therapies, surgery is used to cut or remove them.
See also: adhesion
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