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The use of laparoscopic ultrasonography in staging abdominal malignancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11320478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The merit of intraoperative ultrasonography in abdominal surgery has been recognized for several decades and has been well documented in the literature. With the proliferation of laparoscopic abdominal surgery, laparoscopic ultrasonographic technology rapidly developed and studies have confirmed its value in staging intra-abdominal malignancy. The combination of diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasonography has been shown to be consistently superior to other preoperative imaging modalities in the staging of abdominal malignancy. Consequently there has been an improvement in the management of patients with abdominal malignancy, demonstrated by reductions in nontherapeutic laparotomies, improved resectability rates, and optimization of palliation.
L A Goudas; D M Brams; D H Birkett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in laparoscopic surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1071-5517     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Laparosc Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-26     Completed Date:  2001-06-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432584     Medline TA:  Semin Laparosc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company
Department of General Surgery, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA 01805, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Neoplasms / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Digestive System Neoplasms / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Neoplasm Staging
Ultrasonography / methods

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