Small bowel surgery for the gynecologist specializing in benign disease

Tyler M. Muffly*, Scott A. Strong, Mark D. Walters

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Introduction: Adhesions are fibrous bands of scar tissue that are often a result of surgery. Adhesions of the bowel are a common finding during gynecologic procedures, and their presence can lead to injury. Method: This video article demonstrates enterolysis and small-bowel surgery in women undergoing surgery for a benign gynecologic condition and found to have severe adhesive disease. Conclusion: Small bowel surgery is best carried out using a team approach. Surgeons should be especially vigilant about injury to the bowel in patients undergoing extensive adhesiolysis or enterolysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-612
Number of pages2
JournalInternational urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Adhesiolysis
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Intestines
  • Small bowel surgery
  • Video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medicine(all)


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