Peritoneal healing and adhesion formation/reformation


Cheong, Y.C., Laird, S.M., Li, T.C., Shelton, J.B., Ledger, W.L. and Cooke, I.D. (2001) Peritoneal healing and adhesion formation/reformation. Human Reproduction Update, 7, (6), 556-566. (doi:10.1093/humupd/7.6.556). (PMID:11727862).

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Intra-abdominal adhesion formation and reformation after surgery is a cause of significant morbidity, resulting in infertility and pain. The understanding of the pathogenesis of adhesion formation and reformation especially at the cellular and molecular level can help to further develop more effective treatments for the prevention of adhesion formation and reformation. Following an injury to the peritoneum, fibrinolytic activity over the peritoneal surface decreases, leading to changes in the expression and synthesis of various cellular mediators and in the remodelling of the connective tissue. The cellular response to peritoneal injury and adhesion formation and reformation are reviewed. Analysis of the available literature data on the cellular mediators in the peritoneal fluid showed variation in results from different investigators. The potential sources of variability and error are examined. It is still unclear if there is significant individual variation in the peritoneal response to injury.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1355-4786 (print)
1460-2369 (electronic)
Keywords: adhesion formation, cytokines, fibrinolysis, metalloproteinases, peritoneal fluid
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 187871
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 13:05
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:41
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/187871

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