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Table 3 Complications of laparoscopic adhesiolysis and diagnostic laparoscopy for chronic abdominal pain (CAP)

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

Reference N Pain relief, % of patients Follow-up (months) Complications (%)b Indication
[61] 20 78 11 20 major CAP; bowel obstruction
[40] 200 74 3 5.5 CAP
[35]a 52 57 12 5 CAP
48 42 12 CAP, diagnostic laparoscopy only
[33] 18 73 3 5 minor CAP
9 88 3 CAP, diagnostic laparoscopy only
[58] 48 64 6–12 10 major CAP
  1. aRandomized controlled trial
  2. bMajor complications: enterotomy, cystotomy