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Table 4 The type of surgery in benign conditions leading to intra-abdominal adhesions with the estimated likelihood on a scale from 0 (unlikely) to 4 (highly likely)

From: A European survey on awareness of post-surgical adhesions among gynaecological surgeons

Type of surgery Median score ± SD of 5-point Likert rating scale
Laparotomy Laparoscopy
Endometriosis surgery 3.6 ± 0.6 2.8 ± 0.8
Myomectomy 3.4 ± 0.7 2.6 ± 0.9
Adhesiolysis 3.3 ± 0.7 2.5 ± 0.9
Adnexal surgery 2.9 ± 0.8 2.6 ± 0.8
Hysterectomy 3.1 ± 0.6 2.0 ± 0.7
Ectopic pregnancy 2.2 ± 0.8  
Caesarean section 2.5 ± 0.8