Re: Gore-tex adhesions barriers

From: Stephanie Saez (
Tue Sep 13 20:34:56 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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