Laparoscopic Management of Adhesions Developed After Peritoneal Nonclosure in Primary Cesarean Section Delivery

Obstet Gynecol Int. 2018 Feb 1;2018:6901764. doi: 10.1155/2018/6901764. eCollection 2018.


Objective: The aim of the current study was to laparoscopically investigate the effects of peritoneal nonclosure on the sites, types, and degrees of adhesions developed after primary caesarean section (CS) in women complaining of secondary infertility after first CS delivery.

Study design: This was a cross-sectional study, where 250 women suffering from secondary infertility after their first CS had been recruited. They had been classified into group I (n = 89), where both the visceral and parietal peritoneum had been left opened; group II (n = 75), where only the parietal peritoneum had been closed; and group III (n = 86), where both peritoneal layers had been closed. Laparoscopy had been used to classify those adhesions according to the location, severity, and their adverse impact on the reproductive capacity.

Results: Both adnexal and nonadnexal adhesions had been found significantly higher in group I, while adnexal types of adhesions were significantly higher after nonclosure of the visceral peritoneum in group II. Laparoscopic tubal surgery performed included tubo-ovariolysis, fimbrioplasty, and neosalpingostomy. Pregnancy rate was found correlating with the adnexal adhesion location and score.

Conclusion: Nonclosure of the peritoneum in CS is associated with more adhesion formation, which might adversely affect the future women reproduction.