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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-007-3705-3
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.711-715
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


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.