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Table 2 Outcome of adhesiolysis in patients with chronic abdominal pain for no other cause than adhesions

From: Chronic abdominal pain: the role of adhesions and benefit of laparoscopic adhesiolysis

Reference N Cured/improved (%) Unchanged/worse (%) No response (%) Follow-up (months) Method
[51] 43 28 (65.1) 14 (32.5) 1 (2.4) Minimum, 6 Laparoscopy
[52] 27 16 (59) 11 (41) Unknown Laparotomy
[29] 52 23 (44) 16 (31) 13 (25) 6 Laparoscopy
[22] 65 53 (82) 10 (15) 2 (3) 1–5 years Laparoscopy
[21] 30 19 (63) 11 (37) 6–12 (mean, 8.2) Combineda
[18] 153 58 (38) 42 (27) 54 (35) 12–96 Laparoscopy
[53] 24 11 (46) 13 (54) 9–12 Laparotomy
[23] 23 15 (65) 4 (17) 4 (17) 5–36 (mean, 18.3) Laparoscopy
[54] 11 9 (82) 2 (18) Mean 10.7±3.8 Laparoscopy
[12] 58 46 (80) 12 (20) ≤30 Laparoscopy
[43] 35 28 (80) 5 (14) 2 (6) 22±4 Laparoscopy
[24] 105 63 (60) 35 (33) 7 (7) 6 Laparoscopy
[11] 45 30 (67) 6 (13) 9 (20) 6–36 (median, 10) Laparoscopy
[20] 123 82 (67) 41 (33) 2–53 (mean, 14) Combineda
[55] 16 14 (87) 2 (13) 4–18 Laparoscopy
[56] 19 16 (84) 3 (16) Mean, 18 Laparoscopy
[57] 48 22 (46) 24 (50) 2 (4) ≤60 Laparoscopy
[33] 19 14 (75) 5 (25) 3 Laparoscopy
[19] 24 17 (71) 5 (21) 2 (8) 4–43 Laparoscopy
[58] 48 32 (67) 16 (33) 2–5 years Laparoscopy
[59] 45 34 (75) 7 (16) 4 (9) 12–41 (mean, 18.3) Laparoscopy
[60] 44 37 (84) 7 (16) 4–18 (mean, 12) Laparoscopy
[40] 200 148 (74) 52 (26) 3 Laparoscopy
[35] 100 22 (43) 30 (57) 12 Laparoscopy
[6] 72 57 (79) 15 (21)   44 Laparoscopy
  1. aCombined = both laparoscopic and open adhesiolysis