Predictors of pelvic adhesions

T. G. Stovall, Robert Elder, F. W. Ling

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Abstract

The presence of pelvic adhesions is implicated as a significant cause of pelvic pain, bowel obstruction and infertility in women. Laparoscopy has become an invaluable method for the evaluation and treatment of such adhesions. A prospective study was designed to correlate specific findings in the preoperative history and physical examination with the presence of adhesions seen at laparoscopy. Two hundred seventy-three consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopy were analyzed; pelvic adhesions were found in 99 (36.3%). At the time of laparoscopy the only historical predictor found to be associated with adhesive disease was previous pelvic surgery. Physical examination predictors associated with the presence of adhesions were uterine immobility, a right adnexal mass and right adnexal tenderness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of reproductive medicine
Volume34
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1989

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Laparoscopy
Physical Examination
Pelvic Pain
Adhesives
Infertility
History
Prospective Studies
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Stovall, T. G., Elder, R., & Ling, F. W. (1989). Predictors of pelvic adhesions. The Journal of reproductive medicine, 34(5), 345-348.

Predictors of pelvic adhesions. / Stovall, T. G.; Elder, Robert; Ling, F. W.

In: The Journal of reproductive medicine, Vol. 34, No. 5, 1989, p. 345-348.

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Stovall, TG, Elder, R & Ling, FW 1989, 'Predictors of pelvic adhesions', The Journal of reproductive medicine, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 345-348.
Stovall, T. G. ; Elder, Robert ; Ling, F. W. / Predictors of pelvic adhesions. In: The Journal of reproductive medicine. 1989 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 345-348.
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