Sildenafil reduces postoperative adhesion formation in a rat uterine horn model


Batukan C., ÖZGÜN M. T. , BAŞBUĞ M. , MÜDERRİS I. I.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY, cilt.135, ss.183-187, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 135 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2006.08.003
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.183-187

Özet

Objective: The purpose of this experimental study was to evaluate the effect of oral sildenafil on postoperative adhesion formation in rats. Study design: Thirty-two Wistar Albino rats were subjected to standardized lesion by cauterization of the uterine horn and abrasion of the adjacent parietal peritoneum. They were randomized to receive sildenafil at a daily dose of 15 mg/kg, 7.5 mg/kg and 3.75 mg/kg or placebo. Sildenafil was administered by gavage I h before the operation and daily for 5 days after the procedure. The extent and severity of adhesions were assessed on the 14th postoperative day.

Objective

The purpose of this experimental study was to evaluate the effect of oral sildenafil on postoperative adhesion formation in rats.

Study design

Thirty-two Wistar Albino rats were subjected to standardized lesion by cauterization of the uterine horn and abrasion of the adjacent parietal peritoneum. They were randomized to receive sildenafil at a daily dose of 15 mg/kg, 7.5 mg/kg and 3.75 mg/kg or placebo. Sildenafil was administered by gavage 1 h before the operation and daily for 5 days after the procedure. The extent and severity of adhesions were assessed on the 14th postoperative day.

Result(s)

The severity but not extent of adhesions in rats given 15 mg/kg sildenafil was significantly less when compared with the other groups (<0.001).

Conclusion

Sildenafil diminishes peritoneal adhesion formation in rat.