Laparotomy may be needed when scar tissue binds abdominal organs, impairing their function. But a laparotomy may cause more scar tissue to form.
It is important that your surgeon understands your treatment goals. Be sure you discuss your goals, such as the desire for future pregnancies. If fertility is not your primary treatment goal, a decision could be made to remove one or both ovaries, one or both fallopian tubes or the uterus during a laparotomy.
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