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Experimental studies on intra-abdominal adhesions
  1. Noboru Iijima,
  2. Kichi Inoue,
  3. Takashi Yamamoto,
  4. Fujiko Gomi

    Abstract

    Various intra-abdominal adhesions have been produced in rats and mice.

    Those animals given an intra-peritoneal injection of protoporphyrin showed a reduction of adhesion formation.

    Its mechanism has been discussed in view of Ellis's concept.

    It seems to be appropriate to use PPN for patients who may develop post-operative adhesions.

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