diagnostic laparoscopy


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diagnostic laparoscopy

Laparoscopy for identifying and managing intraperitoneal diseases or injuries, e.g., after penetrating trauma to the chest and/or abdomen.
See also: laparoscopy
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We report a case of perforated appendicitis in a middle-aged man with an incidental finding of midgut malrotation at the time of diagnostic laparoscopy.
A woman 35 or older should be referred to a reputable infertility practice almost immediately, before a diagnostic laparoscopy or referral of her husband for a varicocele repair, since today's newer technologies frequently obviate the need for either of these costly, time-consuming procedures.
In the first of three prospective studies, 120 consecutive patients (mean age 31) with chronic pelvic pain (duration 45 months) were scanned via TVS 1-2 weeks before diagnostic laparoscopy.
The findings suggest that empiric therapy for chronic pelvic pain, rather than diagnostic laparoscopy with excision, may be an appropriate approach to treatment, Dr.
He utilized laparoscopic assistance in 14 vaginal hysterectomies and diagnostic laparoscopy in three patients.
Investigators compared concentrations of the six cytokines-interleukin -- 1[beta] (IL-1[beta]), IL-6, IL-8, IL-12, IL-13, and tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF[alpha])--in blood and peritoneal fluid obtained from women undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy for pain, infertility, tubal ligation, or sterilization reversal.
The results are comparable to previous findings with diagnostic laparoscopy on similar patients.
Fifteen patients opted to undergo a diagnostic laparoscopy which revealed endometriosis in 10, according to Dr.
The scar tissue can obviously cause problems at the time of diagnostic laparoscopy.
Of 139 nulliparous women in the total cohort, 79 (57%) underwent successful vaginal hysterectomy Seven patients were treated by LAVH, and two underwent diagnostic laparoscopy.
And since they can be used with small entry ports, he finds it easy to transform a diagnostic laparoscopy into an operative one.

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