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Table 2 Prevalence, site and extent of adhesions at repeat cesarean delivery (CS)

From: Clinical relevance of intra-abdominal adhesions in cesarean delivery

  Repeat 1 CS (430) Repeat ≥ 2 CS (106) P value
Filmy adhesion, uterus to bladder
 1/3 adhesion 155 (36.0%) 30 (28.3%) NS
 1/3–2/3 adhesion 52 (12.1%) 13 (12.3%) NS
 >2/3 adhesion 32 (7.4%) 13 (12.3%) NS
 Total 239 (55.5%) 56 (52.9%) NS
Dense adhesion, uterus to bladder
 1/3 adhesion 70 (16.3%) 20 (18.9%) NS
 1/3–2/3 adhesion 39 (9.1%) 14 (13.2%) NS
 >2/3 adhesion 19 (4.4%) 15 (14.2%) 0.0005
 Total 128 (29.8%) 49 (46.3%) 0.001
Filmy adhesion, uterus to abdomen
 1/3 adhesion 102 (23.7%) 19 (17.9%) NS
 1/3–2/3 adhesion 35 (8.1%) 11 (10.4%) NS
 >2/3 adhesion 14 (3.3%) 6 (5.7%) NS
 Total 151 (35.1%) 36 (34%) NS
Dense adhesion, uterus to abdomen
 1/3 adhesion 58 (13.5%) 22 (20.8%) NS
 1/3–2/3 adhesion 38 (8.8%) 16 (15.1%) NS
 >2/3 adhesion 14 (3.3%) 13 (12.3%) 0.0004
 Total 110 (25.6%) 51 (48.2%) 0.0001
Filmy adhesion, uterus to intestine
 1/3 adhesion 44 (10.2%) 10 (9.4%) NS
 1/3–2/3 adhesion 10 (2.3%) 4 (3.8%) NS
 >2/3 adhesion 1 (0.2%) 3 (2.8%) <0.05
 Total 55 (12.7%) 17 (16%) NS
Dense adhesion, uterus to intestine
 1/3 adhesion 11 (2.6%) 5 (4.7%) NS
 1/3–2/3 adhesion 6 (1.4%) 1 (0.9%) NS
 >2/3 adhesion 3 (0.7%) 3 (2.8%) NS
 Total 20 (4.7%) 9 (8.5%) NS
Filmy adhesion, uterus to omentum
 1/3 adhesion 63 (14.7%) 20 (18.9%) NS
 1/3–2/3 adhesion 19 (4.4%) 10 (9.4%) NS
 >2/3 adhesion 2 (0.5%) 5 (4.7%) 0.002
 Total 84 (19.6%) 35 (33%) 0.004
Dense adhesion, uterus to omentum
 1/3 adhesion 35 (8.1%) 10 (9.4%) NS
 1/3–2/3 adhesion 17 (4%) 5 (4.7%) NS
 >2/3 adhesion 2 (0.5%) 3 (2.8%) NS
 Total 54 (12.6%) 18 (16.9%) NS