Any peritoneal inflammatory process consequent to infections or surgical injuries may induce abdominal adhesion formation. Peritoneal adhesions are connective laciniae that develop among abdomino-pelvic organs that limit physiologic visceral motion. Consequently, fertility may be impaired, and intestinal obstruction and pelvic pain may develop, mainly in subjects that had undergone gynaecological surgery. This review illustrates the pathogenic steps of adhesiogenesis and the therapeutic scenario that evolved over the years to tackle the threat of peritoneal adhesions, both in domestic animals and in women.

Peritoneal adhesions in human and veterinary medicine: from pathogenesis to therapy. A review

ANGIONI, STEFANO;
2010

Abstract

Any peritoneal inflammatory process consequent to infections or surgical injuries may induce abdominal adhesion formation. Peritoneal adhesions are connective laciniae that develop among abdomino-pelvic organs that limit physiologic visceral motion. Consequently, fertility may be impaired, and intestinal obstruction and pelvic pain may develop, mainly in subjects that had undergone gynaecological surgery. This review illustrates the pathogenic steps of adhesiogenesis and the therapeutic scenario that evolved over the years to tackle the threat of peritoneal adhesions, both in domestic animals and in women.
Adhesions; Domestic animals; Immune cells; Therapy; Women
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