Small Bowel (intestine) Adhesions

From: Donald Sayenga (
Sat Mar 10 16:45:21 2001

I could use some advice to shorten my research pathway. Last night my wife underwent her second major abdominal surgery in three weeks. The second was to relieve adhesions formed after the first. The first was to remove her colon due to detection of cancerous tumor in the cecum. This morning the surgeon told me my wife "as a tendency toward formation of adhesions in between the loops of the small intestine. He said two loops had formed and folded themselves backover and were locked into position by adhesions on the surface of the loops (not adhesion to the abdominal wall). He said there has been some R & D toward preventing adhesions to the wall, which are the primary problem, but almost no R & D on loop-to-loop adhesions.

Can you lead me to any previous discussion of this - in ?

Donald Sayenga

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