[Diagnostic laparoscopy within the scope of appendicitis treatment. East German Working Group "Outcome Assessment and Quality Assurance in Surgery" of the CAQ of the German Society of Surgery].

@article{Koch1998DiagnosticLW,
  title={[Diagnostic laparoscopy within the scope of appendicitis treatment. East German Working Group "Outcome Assessment and Quality Assurance in Surgery" of the CAQ of the German Society of Surgery].},
  author={A. Koch and Hans Lippert},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  year={1998},
  volume={123 Suppl 4},
  pages={43-5}
}
The diagnostic laparoscopy represents a special technique with high impact for differential diagnosis especially in patients with chronic recurrent pain in the right lower abdomen. The East-German multicentric trial confirmed the actual trend of increasing importance of the laparoscopic method especially in patients with unclear abdominal findings. In case of surgical treatment because of chronic appendicitis in 61.7% (n = 370) of all these cases an laparoscopic procedure was preferred. Unclear… CONTINUE READING