Prevention of Pleural Adhesions Using a Membrane Containing Polyethylene Glycol in Rats


KARACAM V., Onen A., Sanli A., Gurel D., Kargi A., Karapolat S., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.8, no.5, pp.380-386, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.7150/ijms.8.380
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.380-386
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Recurrent thoracotomies regardless of the cause are not a rare occurrence. However, each thoracotomy results in adhesion to some extent. This adhesions increase morbidity and mortality presents a significant inconvenience for surgeons and prolongs the length of operations.