Potentially deleterious effect of cornstarch glove powder in tubal reconstructive surgery.

H. Yaffe*, T. Reinhartz, N. Laufer, Y. Beyth

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Abstract

Even with the most painstaking techniques, cornstarch granules used as surgical glove powder are deposited in the abdominal cavity during laparotomy. In tubal reconstructive surgery, aimed at the elimination of fibrous adhesions, this deposition may have undesirable consequences. After a successful operation, starch particles introduced in the abdominal cavity may result in the formation of new adhesions. It is therefore desirable to develop an alternative, completely nonreactive, glove powder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-701
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1978

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