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A Patient's Guide to Adhesions & Related Pain (part 12)

References for the Patient's Guide

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Freys SM, Fuchs KH, Heimbucher J, Thiede A. Laparoscopic adhesiolysis. Surg Endosc 1994;8:1202-7.

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Howard F. The role of laparoscopy in chronic pelvic pain: promise and pitfalls. Obstet Gynecol Surv 1993;48:357-87.

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Menzies D. Postoperative adhesions: their treatment and relevance in clinical practiceAnn Rev R Coll Surg Eng 1993;75:147-153.

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Steege JF, Stout AL. Resolution of chronic pelvic pain after laparoscopic lysis of adhesions. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1991;165:278-81; discussion 281-3.

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