Intra-abdominal Adhesions

 Abdominal adhesions are fibrous bands which span two or more intra-abdominal organs and/or the inner abdominal wall (i.e., peritoneal membrane), typically formed after abdominal surgery. Adhesions often form between bowel loops which interconnect. Also, they often attach bowel loops to the parietal peritoneum, mainly the abdominal wall and the subperitoneal organs. Characteristics of radiography. A non-invasive tool for use in adhesion diagnosis is beneficial, as laparoscopic experimentation can lead to further adhesions being formed. Even see. Lienemann A, Steitz HO et-al, Sprenger D. Using functional cine MR imaging, detection and mapping of intraabdominal adhesions: preliminary results. It is possible to cure abdominal adhesions but they can be a chronic problem. Because surgery is the cause as well as the treatment, the problem can keep coming back. For example, when surgery is done to remove an adhesive-caused intestinal obstruction, adhesions tend to form again and create a new obstruction.