The role of laparoscopic adhesiolysis in the management of acute small bowel obstruction due to previous surgery

Toshiyuki Mori, Yoshihiro Sakamoto


Adhesions commonly result from abdominal and pelvic surgical procedures and may result in intestinal obstruction, infertility, chronic pain, or complicate subsequent operations. As laparoscopic adhesiolysis produces less peritoneal trauma than does conventional laparotomy and may result in decreased adhesion formation, it may potentially be a good option for symptomatic abdominal adhesion (1).