adhesions defined in 1939 yearadhesions - Adhesions;
adhesions - Depositions of fibrous tissue, as a response to inflammation or injury, glueing together structures of the body which would otherwise have free range of movement. Adhesions are often found in the lung attaching the pleural membrane to the diaphragm, or in the heart binding the two layers of the pericardium; but the term is perhaps most frequently used to describe bands of fibrous tissue forming in the peritoneal cavity of the abdomen after operation or infection and interfering with the normal movement of the gut. They are a frequent cause of obstruction of the bowel, when they must be severed by the surgeon without delay. If they only cause discomfort and do not endanger life, it is generally wiser to leave adhesive bands unsevered. X-ray examination helps in determining the wisest treatment.
near adhesions in Knolik
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