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Intra-abdominal Adhesions as a Manifestation of a Fibrotic Diathesis

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5666.350 (Published 09 August 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:350
  1. E. C. Ashby

    Abstract

    In 81 patients with fibrous intra-abdominal adhesions there was a high incidence of other lesions in which there was a substantial element of fibrosis. These included chronic peptic ulceration, ovarian cysts, fibrous stenotic lesions, and thickened scars. It is suggested that in some patients a generalized fibrotic tendency as well as local factors may play a part in the pathogenesis of adhesions.

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