Gore-tex adhesions barriers

From: Brenda Greenwald (btgreenwld@sbcglobal.net)
Tue Sep 6 17:05:54 2005

Last August (2004) I had my 3rd major surgery (not counting those done laproscopically) for abdominal adhesions (I'm ready for a zipper!). My surgeon used Gore-tex as an adhesion barrier. I have not had any problems since then, but I have been reading that it is not safe to keep this material within your body for extended lengths of time. My surgeon never spoke to me about ever having to remove the barrier. Does anyone know whether this material should be removed, and if so, when that should be, or can it remain within the abdominal cavity forever unless further problems occur?

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