Analysis of laparoscopy in trauma.

  title={Analysis of laparoscopy in trauma.},
  author={Raphael T Villavicencio and John A. Aucar},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={189 1},
BACKGROUND The optimum roles for laparoscopy in trauma have yet to be established. To date, reviews of laparoscopy in trauma have been primarily descriptive rather than analytic. This article analyzes the results of laparoscopy in trauma. STUDY DESIGN Outcome analysis was done by reviewing 37 studies with more than 1,900 trauma patients, and laparoscopy was analyzed as a screening, diagnostic, or therapeutic tool. Laparoscopy was regarded as a screening tool if it was used to detect or… CONTINUE READING

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