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Table 3 Predictive factors for successful laparoscopic adhesiolysis.

From: Feasibility of laparoscopy for small bowel obstruction

• Number of previous laparotomies ≤ 2 [8, 9, 46, 57]
• Non-median previous laparotomy [9, 45, 46]
• Appendectomy as previous surgical treatment causing adherences [11, 17, 28, 46]
• Unique band adhesion as pathogenetic mechanism of small bowel obstruction [8, 46, 57]
• Early laparoscopic management within 24 hours from the onset of symptoms) [8, 11, 28, 46, 57]
• No signs of peritonitis on physical examination [24, 46, 49]
• Experience of the surgeon [46, 49, 58]