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Minerva Chirurgica 2003 February;58(1):9-16

language: Italian

Diagnostic laparoscopy in non traumatic abdominal emergencies

Faggi U., Giovane A.


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The development of video-laparoscopic techniques and surgical experience in this field have led to a resurgence of laparoscopy diagnostic purposes and have made it often the first action of surgical therapy with totally mini-invasive procedure. The purpose of this paper is to underline the clinical pictures of non traumatic acute abdomen that can profit from laparoscopy diagnostic ally and in related problems. The authors, in their initial experience of management of the urgency with laparoscopic approach, hold that laparoscopy can be not only the key to clarify a preoperative diagnostic doubt, but can reveal ­ especially in some situations, such as pelvic pathologies in women of childbearing age ­ the most correct surgical approach.

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