Foreign body granulomas in peritubal and periovarian adhesions: a possible cause for unsuccessful reconstructive surgery in infertility

Fertility and Sterility
H YaffeI S Levij

Abstract

A major problem in tubal reconstructive surgery is the recurrence of peritubal and periovarian adhesions which negate the surgical endeavors. In many cases the etiology of these adhesions is obscure. Histologic re-evaluation with polarized light of 49 resected adhesions revealed residual cornstarch glove powder and suture material in seven specimens. It is concluded that cornstarch powder may be an active agent, and may not be as innocuous as its widespread use indicates.

Citations

Apr 2, 1998·General Pharmacology·M Pines, A Nagler

Related Concepts

Surgical Adhesions
Adnexitis
Fallopian Tubes
Foreign-Body Reaction
Gloves, Surgical
Granuloma
Subfertility, Female
Keoflo

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