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Emergency laparoscopy--current best practice.

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Title: Emergency laparoscopy--current best practice.
Authors: Warren, O
Kinross, J
Paraskeva, P
Darzi, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Emergency laparoscopic surgery allows both the evaluation of acute abdominal pain and the treatment of many common acute abdominal disorders. This review critically evaluates the current evidence base for the use of laparoscopy, both diagnostic and interventional, in the emergency abdomen, and provides guidance for surgeons as to current best practise. Laparoscopic surgery is firmly established as the best intervention in acute appendicitis, acute cholecystitis and most gynaecological emergencies but requires further randomised controlled trials to definitively establish its role in other conditions.
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2006
Date of Acceptance: 31-Aug-2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/44631
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1749-7922-1-24
ISSN: 1749-7922
Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal / Book Title: World Journal of Emergency Surgery
Volume: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2006 Warren et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/2.0 ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the orig inal work is properly cited.
Keywords: Surgery
Publication Status: Published
Conference Place: England
Article Number: 24
Appears in Collections:Department of Surgery and Cancer
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