Multi-layered intra-abdominal adhesion prophylaxis following laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Atsushi Tsuruta, Tadashi Itoh, Toshihiro Hirai, Masafumi Nakamura

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Background: Small bowel obstruction secondary to intra-abdominal adhesions is a frequent postoperative complication. Less invasive surgery carries a lower risk of postoperative adhesions, but adhesions may still occur after laparoscopic colorectal surgery. We present here some of our methods of adhesion prophylaxis for laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Methods: The 167 patients who underwent laparoscopic colorectal surgery at our center from 2007 to 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. To prevent postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions, anti-adhesion barriers were placed using the half-overlap method. The rate of postoperative small bowel obstruction was compared among three groups: patients who received no adhesion prophylaxis (Group NP), patients who received single-layered adhesion prophylaxis adjacent to the incision (Group SP), and patients who received three layers of adhesion prophylaxis at different depths (Group MLP). Results: The rate of postoperative ileus was significantly different among the three groups, at 9.7 % (6/62) in Group NP, 5.0 % (1/19) in Group SP, and 0 % (0/86) in Group MLP). Conclusions: This retrospective analysis found that placement of multi-layered anti-adhesion barriers using the half-overlap method provided the most effective prophylaxis. Prospective clinical trials are needed to further evaluate these methods of anti-adhesion prophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1400-1405
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical endoscopy
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

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Multi-layered intra-abdominal adhesion prophylaxis following laparoscopic colorectal surgery. / Tsuruta, Atsushi; Itoh, Tadashi; Hirai, Toshihiro; Nakamura, Masafumi.

In: Surgical endoscopy, Vol. 29, No. 6, 01.06.2015, p. 1400-1405.

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Tsuruta, Atsushi ; Itoh, Tadashi ; Hirai, Toshihiro ; Nakamura, Masafumi. / Multi-layered intra-abdominal adhesion prophylaxis following laparoscopic colorectal surgery. In: Surgical endoscopy. 2015 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 1400-1405.
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