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Minerva Chirurgica 2001 April;56(2):133-8

language: Italian

The general surgeon¹s experience in emergency gynaecological laparoscopy

Schietroma M., Recchia C. L., Carlei F., Rossi M., Enang G. N., Pistoia M. A., Orsini S., Simi M.


Background. Early laparoscopy plays a very important role in the diagnosis and treatment of uncertain surgical diseases. Its use is not very clear, in part because it is a very new technique and secondly because its application in emergency surgery is very recent. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of this surgical approach.
Methods. In the last six years, during emergency laparoscopy, we diagnosed various gynaecological diseases. We performed 4 ovarian cystectomies (25%), 2 salpingectomies (12.5%), 6 salpingo-oophorectomies (37.5%), 2 myomectomies (18.75%), 1 endocoagulation (6.25%).
Results. Neither conversion in open surgery, nor major postoperatory complications were noted. Intervention time was shorter than that of the open technique. Return to normal activity was earlier.
Conclusions. The results of this study contribute to demonstrate that, in emergency surgery, laparoscopy constitute a valid and efficient diagnostic and therapeutic technique. It is indicated for the treatment of acute abdomen of unknown origin.

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