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Digitally assisted laparoscopic drainage of multiple intraabdominal abscesses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8251662     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laparoscopic drainage of multiple walled off intraabdominal abscesses may be difficult to perform safely due to a lack of tactile sensation. A single finger introduced through a small abdominal incision can be used to aid in the dissection and may obviate the need for open laparotomy in some cases. Digitally-assisted laparoscopic exploration and dissection utilizes the superior visualization of laparoscopy without completely sacrificing the benefits of tactile sensation. A case is reported in which this technique was successfully employed to drain multiple intraabdominal abscesses in a young boy.
H B Kim; M B Gregor; S J Boley; S Kleinhaus
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1052-3901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Surg     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-13     Completed Date:  1994-01-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109598     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  477-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / surgery*
Abscess / surgery*
Appendicitis / surgery*
Dissection / methods
Drainage / methods*
Intestinal Perforation / surgery*
Laparoscopy / methods*
Rupture, Spontaneous

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