An adhesion is a type of scar tissue found in the abdominal cavity after surgery or injury to the area. Adhesions are fibrous bands that can form between internal organs and tissues, connecting them, even if those tissues are not normally attached to each other. When this happens, adhesions can cause chronic pain and other problems such as bowel blockages
. Adhesions might be removed with laparoscopic surgery
, which is minimally invasive, to avoid the risk of causing more adhesions.