Adhesions: de nova & reformed adhesions?

From: Helen Dynda (
Thu Oct 28 22:01:53 1999

Are you ready to learn about adhesions? Okay, here is the web site which will lead you to the answer as to the difference between de nova and reformed adhesions:


At the above web site you will be able to visualize the formation of adhesions at the various stages.

1.) Pathogenesis:

Slide 1 - Normal Peritoneum

Slide 2 - Traumatized Peritoneum

Slide 3 - Initial Stage of Peritoneal Healing

Slide 4 - Formation of Fibrin Bands

Slide 5 - Fully Healed Peritoneum

Slide 6 - Adhesion Formation

2.) Incidence of Adhesions - Frequency of adhesion formation in gynecologic surgery.

3.) Complications

4.) Prevention/Treatment

5.) Clinical Studies

6.) Package Information

7.) Application Information

8.) Patient Bulletin -

** After you have read the Patient Bulletin, you will be taken to the following web site:

** Choose and click: Clinicians. Then click and read the following information:

1.) Pathogenesis - click each photo -- takes a little time to load.

2.) Incidence

3.) Complications

4.) Prevention/Treatment

5.) Product Info

By now you have gained some understanding as to how adhesions form. This is the way the body heals itself! The body is in control - not the surgeon. However, there are techniques which the surgeon can use to minimize the formation of adhesions - whether de nova or reformed adhesions.

The 15th century proverb which summarizes the purpose of medicine is:
* To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always. *

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