Adhesions, General and After Surgery (cont.)
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Adhesions develop as the body attempts to repair itself. This normal response can occur after surgery, infection, trauma, or radiation. Repair cells within the body cannot tell the difference between one organ and another. If an organ undergoes repair and comes into contact with another part of itself, or another organ, scar tissue may form to connect the two surfaces.
Eugene Hardin, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Christopher R Westfall, DO
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