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DR NAJEEB LAYYOUS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR NAJEEB LAYYOUS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Uterine adhesion surgery. Laparoscopic view of a dissection of an adhesion (pink fibres, centre) between the uterus (bottom) and abdominal cavity wall (top). Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form between organs as a response to tissue trauma. They usually result from abdominal surgery but can be caused by endometriosis, a condition where uterine tissue is found abnormally growing in other areas of the body. Adhesions are surgically removed if they cause pain, bowel obstructions or dysfunction of the reproductive system.
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