Example: Adhesions after Laparoscopy-a-myth?

A young girl of 14 who had laparoscopic appendectomy and was ill since than for 2 years. She could not go to school, was bedridden and suffered from nausea and vomiting.And what did the doctors say ?“She is becoming a teenager with psycho somatic symptoms”AND

“Laparoscopy does not make adhesions!”

The fact that laparoscopy does not make adhesions is a myth and if we as doctors / surgeons just believe the patients who had ANY other surgery before and nothing else was found, THAN she has ADHESIONS for sure!

Just take a look and heal!

It is such a simple procedure and we as doctors /surgeons are there to provide help and WE evidently CAN HELP!

And avoid such catastrophic results!

And if one does’t believe the patients, so we should at least believe studies:

The SCAR 1 and 2 study reveales that laparoscopic procedures can be associated with a high incidence of adhesion-related readmissions and that high-risk laparoscopies (e.g. endometriosis surgery, adhesiolysis) have a higher risk of adhesion formation and reformation.

  1. Ellis H, Moran BJ,Thompson JN, Parker MC, Wilson MS, Menzies D, et al. Adhesion-related hospital readmissions after abdominal and pelvic surgery: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet 1999;353:1476–80.
  2. Lower AM, Hawthorn RJS, Ellis H, O’Brien F, Buchan S, Crowe AM.The impact of adhesions on hospital readmissions over ten years after 8849 open gynaecological operations: an assessment from the Surgical and Clinical Adhesions Research Study. BJOG 2000;107:855–62.