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Minilaparoscopy for blunt abdominal trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6445725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new technique of minilaparoscopy has been developed for use in patients with blunt abdominal trauma. Fifteen injured patients underwent laparoscopy using this new method. Six patients had normal findings, seven patients had evidence of minor injury, and two patients had what seemed to be major injuries. The patients with normal findings or minor injuries were treated nonoperatively and all did well. The two remaining patients underwent laparotomy where serious injuries were found and repaired accordingly. With this modified instrumentation, emergency laparoscopy is simple and rapid enough to become a practical tool in the management of blunt abdominal trauma.
R Sherwood; G Berci; E Austin; L Morgenstern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0004-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Surg     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-22     Completed Date:  1980-07-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716528     Medline TA:  Arch Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  672-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Injuries / diagnosis*
Laparoscopy / methods*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis*

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