Intra-abdominal Adhesions as a Manifestation of a Fibrotic DiathesisBr 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
- E. C. Ashby
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.