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Abdominal adhesion. Endoscope view of a patient's abdomen with adhesions between the omentum (bottom left) and the abdominal wall (top). The omentum is a membranous sac that hangs down from the stomach, covering the intestines. Adhesions are growths of fibrous (scar) connective tissue formed as a response to tissue trauma. They often result from abdominal surgery. If the adhesions cause severe pain or obstruct part of the bowel they are removed surgically.
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