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Prevention of pelvic adhesion formation by different modalities of treatment.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
0002-9378
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
157
Issue
5
Pages
1184–1188
Identifiers
PMID: 2446499
Source
Medline
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Abstract

This prospective study was designed to investigate the effect of glucocorticoids, promethazine (Phenergan), hyskon, heparin, and Ringer's lactated solution in the prevention of pelvic adhesion formation after pelvic surgery. The patients were divided into two groups: The first consisted of 396 patients who had laparotomy for different types of pelvic surgery, and the second group consisted of 546 patients who had operative laparoscopy for different types of pelvic disease. Patients in these two major groups were divided prospectively into different subgroups with different modalities of adjuvant therapy to prevent postoperative pelvic adhesions. A second-look laparoscopy was performed for some of the patients who failed to conceive in each of these subgroups. Pregnancy rate and adhesion formation were compared between these subgroups with no statistical difference noted. It is concluded that glucocorticoids, promethazine, heparin, and hyskon have no therapeutic advantage over Ringer's lactated solution in the prevention of postoperative pelvic adhesion formation.

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