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Laparoscopy in developing countries in the management of patients with an acute abdomen

Laparoscopy in developing countries in the management of patients with an acute abdomen

British Journal of Surgery 79(9): 964-966

Surgeons in developing countries see a need to improve diagnosis and decision making in patients with an acute abdomen. Without the benefit of diagnostic aids such as computers and high-resolution ultrasonography, the rate of unnecessary laparotomy is often unacceptably high. The laparoscope is usually available in a developing country and its use easily acquired. Using laparoscopy in doubtful situations the unnecessary laparotomy rate was significantly reduced from 14.0 to 6 per cent (P < 0.05). Laparoscopy achieved a diagnostic accuracy of 86 per cent and prevented unnecessary laparotomy in 57 per cent of those in whom it was used.

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PMID: 1422771

DOI: 10.1002/bjs.1800790937

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