Effects of omentectomy on the peritoneal fibrinolytic system

Cerci C., Eroglu E., Sutcu R., Celikbas B., Kilbas A.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.38, no.8, pp.711-715, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-007-3705-3
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.711-715


Purpose. Decreased fibrinolytic activity in the serosal surfaces of peritoneal tissue appears to be a major factor in the development of peritoneal fibrous adhesions. The omentum reduces peritoneal adhesion by creating a mechanical barrier and producing fibrinolytic factors. This experimental study was designed to investigate the effects of omentectomy on the peritoneal fibrinolytic system.