Intraabdominal adhesions: Intraoperative US
Intraoperative ultrasound (US) was used to help locate the bowel, liver, and spleen in dense abdominal adhesions in 30 patients who were undergoing repeated laparotomy and had undergone previous sugery for various conditions. US helped determine the correct location of these organs in 49 abdominal adhesions. The authors conclude that in patients who have undergone previous surgery, intraoperative US can aid the distinction of tissue planes that can be safely transected from vital abdominal organs.
Suslavitch, F. J.; Turner, N. A.; King, P. S.; and Brown, H. Keith, "Intraabdominal adhesions: Intraoperative US" (1989). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 1286.