Table 2

Adhesion Score (Bigatti's method):

Characteristic

Adhesion Score


Tenacity

None

0

Adhesions essentially fell apart

1

Adhesions lysed with traction

2

Adhesions required sharp dissection

3

Type

None

0

Filmy, no vessels (transparent)

1

Dense, no vessels (translucent)

2

Dense, vascular, small vessels (diameter 50 μm)

3

Dense, vascular, large vessels (diameter 50-110 μm)

4

Extent (% of SILASTIC patch surface covered by adhesions)

0

0

< 25

1

25-50

2

50-75

3

> 75

4


Zhang et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-5

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