TO FIND OUT THE THERAPEUTIC ROLE OF DIAGNOSTIC LAPAROSCOPY IN CHRONIC ABDOMINAL PAIN AND COMPARING ITS EFFECTIVENESS WITH OPEN PROCEDURES.
Keywords:laparoscopy, therapeutic, abdominal & diagnostic.
Background & Method: All the patients with chronic pain abdomen admitted in general surgery under the Department of surgery Index Medical College and Hospital, Indore. The patient is placed on the operating table with the legs straight or lithotomy position if female. The operating table is tilted head up or down by approximately 15 degree depends on the main area of examination. Compression bandage may be used on leg during the operation to prevent thromboembolism especially if patient is in lithotomy position.
Result: Laparoscopy has been proved diagnostic as well as therapeutic in 82% of the cases enrolled in our study.
Conclusion: Laparoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic) is simple, safe, available and diagnostically accurate procedure but it is not non-invasive, non traumatic, nor the first choice for diagnosis. It should be reserved for those situations after non invasive methods fail to make a diagnosis.
Keywords: laparoscopy, therapeutic, abdominal & diagnostic.
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