Postoperative adhesions in gynecologic surgery: a committee opinion

Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in collaboration with the Society of Reproductive Surgeons

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Postoperative adhesions are a natural consequence of surgical tissue trauma and healing and may result in infertility, pain, and bowel obstruction. Adherence to microsurgical principles and minimally invasive surgery may help to decrease postoperative adhesions. Some surgical barriers have been demonstrated to be effective for reducing postoperative adhesions, but there is no substantial evidence that their use improves fertility, decreases pain, or reduces the incidence of postoperative bowel obstruction. This document replaces the document, “Pathogenesis, consequences, and control of peritoneal adhesions in gynecologic surgery: a committee opinion,” last published in 2013.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-463
Number of pages6
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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