Macroscopic evaluation of the extent of postoperative adhesion formation
point value 0 1 2 3
average score 0 – 0.49 0.5 – 1.49 1.5 – 2.49 from 2.5
definition none mild moderate severe
criteria no adhesions one thin, transparent adhesion several thin, transparent adhesions
one opaque, non-transparent adhesion
several opaque, non-transparent adhesions
at least one opaque adhesion to abdominal organs other than the intestine
Table 1: The evaluation score used to assess the macroscopical extension of postoperative adhesion formation including the interpretation of the average score.