Diagnostic laparoscopy in abdominal stab wounds: a prospective, randomized study.

@article{Leppniemi2003DiagnosticLI,
  title={Diagnostic laparoscopy in abdominal stab wounds: a prospective, randomized study.},
  author={Ari Kalevi Lepp{\"a}niemi and Reijo K. Haapiainen},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={636-45}
}
BACKGROUND The optimal strategy for identifying patients with abdominal stab wounds requiring surgical repair has not been defined. The potential benefits of diagnostic laparoscopy by incorporating it into the routine diagnostic workup of patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds was evaluated in a two-layer, randomized study. METHODS From May 1997… CONTINUE READING