Journal article

INITIAL EXPERIENCE WITH LAPAROSCOPIC ADHESIOLYSIS IN CHILDREN

HL TAN, A MAMMEN, JM HUTSON

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1994

Abstract

Intra-abdominal adhesions are a well-known complication of laparotomy. We report our initial experience of ten children undergoing laparoscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of intra-abdominal adhesions. Significant adhesions were found in seven patients and successfully treated laparoscopically. Two patients required a second procedure, the first for recurrent adhesions 6 months following laparoscopic adhesiolysis, and the second because of an initial unsuccessful attempt. Even very extensive adhesions can be treated effectively and safely with very low morbidity. There were no conversions to open laparotomy. It has been our observation that pain localised to a healed laparotomy incision m..

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