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Table 6 The presence of inflammation, fibroblastic activity, and neovascularization according to adherence scores by Swolin [17]

From: A pectin-honey hydrogel prevents postoperative intraperitoneal adhesions in a rat model

Grade Inflammatory cell infiltrate Fibrosis Vascularization
0 Absent or normal in number None None
1 Slight increase Slight One to two vessels
2 Moderate infiltration Moderate Three to nine vessels
3 Dense Dense Ten or more vessels