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Table 3 Prevalence of postdrilling adhesions in this study versus some published studies

From: Risk of adhesions formation following microsurgical monopolar laparoscopic ovarian drilling: a comparative study

Authors Year Sample size Adhesions/second look (%) Remarks
Weise et al. [27] 1991 39 7/26 (26.9%)
Gurgan et al. [28] 1991 7 6/7 (85.7%)
Dabirashrafi et al. [29] 1991 31 2/12 (16.6%) Mild to moderate
Naether and Fischer [30] 1993 199 12/62 (19%) The incidence reduced to 16.6% with the use of abdominal lavage
Naether et al. [31] 1993 133 7/26 (26.9%)
Greenblatt and Casper [11] 1993 8 8/8 (100%) 7/8 (87.5%) got pregnant
Saravelos and Li [32] 1996 21 7/21 (33%) Unilateral: 3/21 (14%)
Bilateral: 4/21 (19%)
Felemban et al. [33] 2000 112 4/15 (26.6%) Periovarian adhesions
Mercorio et al. [24] 2007 90 54/90 (60%) Unilateral: 25/54 (46.3%)
Bilateral: 29/54 (53.7%)
Current study 2008 347 40/51 (78.4%) Unilateral: 11 (27.5%)
Bilateral: 29 (56.8%)
Periovarian: 47/51 (92%)