Adhesions in abdominal and pelvic surgery: benefit of laparoscopy over open surgery remains unprovedBMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6629 (Published 06 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6629
- Roland E Andersson, colorectal surgeon1
- 1Department of Surgery, County Hospital Ryhov, SE 551 85 Jönköping, Sweden
Ten Broek and colleagues’ review of postoperative adhesions did not include the largest study of postoperative small bowel obstruction after appendectomy (n=245 400), which had up to 30 years of follow-up.1 2 The methodology section provides no clues about why this study was not included. This raises questions about the completeness of the review. …
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