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Online ISSN 1827-1650
Porcelli A., Taccani C., Calleri L. F.
Background. The study aimed to compare laparoscopy, open-laparoscopy and mini-laparoscopy and to correlate the results of each technique with the respective percentages of laparotomic conversion.
Methods. A total of 101 laparoscopies were performed between November 1997 and April 1999: 18.8% were diagnostic and 81.2% operative. The latter included 54 traditional laparoscopies (65.9%), 18 open-laparoscopies (21.9%) and 10 minilaparoscopies (12.2%).
Results. Laparotomic conversion was required in 5.5% of laparoscopies. No laparotomic conversion was necessary for the open-laparoscoples and for mini-laparoscopies.
Conclusions. The possibility of resorting to open-laparoscopy and mini-laparoscopy may represent a valid tool when the patient has previously undergone laparoscopic or laparotomic surgery, with the supposition of pelvo-abdominal adherences that would increase the risk of traditional laparoscopy.