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Intestinal Adhesions


Presentation

  • We present a rare asymptomatic case in which intestinal adhesions covered and occluded a site of uterine rupture, which was found during cesarean section. The patient had undergone laparoscopic myomectomy 5 years previously.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The causes of intestinal adhesions are presented, and various methods advocated to prevent adhesions are discussed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • She presented with a significant shadow of the trapped loop on plain radiographs. CASE REPORT A 45-year-old lady presented with 2 weeks history of abdominal pain that was initially colicky and bilious vomiting.[academic.oup.com]
Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction
  • intestinal obstructions classifiable to P76.- obstruction of duodenum ( K31.5 ) postprocedural intestinal obstruction ( K91.3- ) stenosis of anus or rectum ( K62.4 ) Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia Approximate Synonyms Intestinal[icd10data.com]
Abdominal Bloating
  • I advise my patients who’ve had surgery to switch to a liquid diet for a day if they start experiencing any abdominal bloating or cramping. That’s frequently all it takes to get discomfort from adhesions under control.[health.clevelandclinic.org]
Dysphagia
  • Browse recently published Learning/CME Learning/CME View all learning/CME CME Case 22-2019: A 65-Year-Old Woman with Weakness, Dark Urine, and Dysphagia HIV Testing and Treatment with the Use of a Community Health Approach in Rural Africa Drug-Induced[nejm.org]
  • I didn’t ask about it in the podcast, but I suspect it may also work for dysphagia (difficulty swallowing, tight, spasming or obstructed esophagus).[blog.listentoyourgut.com]
Dark Urine
  • Browse recently published Learning/CME Learning/CME View all learning/CME CME Case 22-2019: A 65-Year-Old Woman with Weakness, Dark Urine, and Dysphagia HIV Testing and Treatment with the Use of a Community Health Approach in Rural Africa Drug-Induced[nejm.org]
Insomnia
  • Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges[celiac.com]

Workup

  • Workup should include WBC, lactate, electrolytes, BUN/creatinine.[unboundmedicine.com]
  • In the absence of such a history or specific symptoms, this workup is neither appropriate nor necessary.[glowm.com]

Treatment

  • ) treatment for diseases and health problems.[beltina.org]
  • Intestinal Adhesions Treatment is not normally required for stomach adhesions that are bringing about no issues.[natural-herbal-care-products.weebly.com]
  • Treatment for adhesions In most cases, adhesions do not cause any problems and no treatment is required. However, treatment will be required if the adhesions starts to cause pain and other symptoms.[medic8.com]
  • Intestinal Adhesions Introduction Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Intestinal adhesions are bands of fibrous tissue that can connect the loops of the intestines to each other, or the intestines to other abdominal organs, or the intestines to the[hemorrhoid.net]
  • Sugarbaker PH: Peritoneal carcinomatosis from large bowel and appendiceal cancer: a new approach to treatment. Postgrad Adv Colorectal Surg 1991;11-X:1–14. Google Scholar (6).[link.springer.com]

Prognosis

  • Abdominal Adhesion Prognosis The biggest complication is the digestive issues. In some cases food do not get digest properly and the patient is advised to take only soft foods. Another issue is the infertility problem.[herbalcareproductstreatment.wordpress.com]
  • Obstruction not associated with cancer has a very good prognosis, especially in otherwise healthy people.[womenshealthmag.com]
  • Outlook (Prognosis) The outcome is good in most cases. Possible Complications Adhesions can cause various disorders, depending on the tissues affected. In the eye, adhesion of the iris to the lens can lead to glaucoma.[mountsinai.org]
  • Prognosis Abdominal adhesions can be treated, but they can be a recurring problem. Because surgery is both the cause and the treatment, the problem can keep returning.[drugs.com]
  • Adhesions Prognosis Adhesions requiring surgery commonly come back because surgery itself causes adhesions.[emedicinehealth.com]

Etiology

  • Definition / general Serosa-based fibrous bands of scar tissue that cause colon to connect and adhere to nearby structures, typically other viscera Sites Can occur anywhere in GI tract, commonly between bowel segments or abdominal wall and operative site Etiology[pathologyoutlines.com]
  • Nevertheless, as mentioned earlier, abdominal imaging is valuable to rule out other etiologies for a patient's symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Congenital (4.7%) Inflammatory (2.3%) Etiology and Pathophysiology Congenital: formed during organogenesis Acquired adhesions Postinflammatory: most commonly from diverticulitis, appendicitis, endometriosis, peritonitis, radiotherapy, long-term peritoneal[unboundmedicine.com]
  • "Peritoneal adhesions: etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical significance. Recent advances in prevention and management". Digestive Surgery. 18 (4): 260–73. doi : 10.1159/000050149.[en.wikipedia.org]

Epidemiology

  • Epidemiology Incidence True incidence is difficult to determine because some adhesions are asymptomatic.[unboundmedicine.com]
  • Adhesion-related readmissions following gynaecological laparoscopy or laparotomy in Scotland: an epidemiological study of 24 046 patients. Hum Reprod. 2004; 19:1877 Wiseman, D. M.[hormonesmatter.com]
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Pathophysiology

  • Pathophysiology In the natural process of healing, fibrin is deposited onto the tissue that is damaged and it behaves like a glue to seal off the injury.[news-medical.net]
  • Pathophysiology [ edit ] Adhesions form as a natural part of the body’s healing process after surgery in a similar way that a scar forms.[en.wikipedia.org]

Prevention

  • Chinese medicine has been applied both to prevention of adhesions and to their treatment when they cause bowel blockage. The preventive measure involves relatively immediate post-surgical intervention.[streetdirectory.com]
  • The causes of intestinal adhesions are presented, and various methods advocated to prevent adhesions are discussed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Prevention Methods to prevent adhesions include using biodegradable membranes or gels to separate organs at the end of surgery or performing laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, which reduces the size of the incision and the handling of the organs.[hemorrhoid.net]

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