Diagnostic laparoscopy with planned appendectomy: an integral step in the evaluation of unexplained right lower quadrant pain

@article{Decou2003DiagnosticLW,
  title={Diagnostic laparoscopy with planned appendectomy: an integral step in the evaluation of unexplained right lower quadrant pain},
  author={James M. Decou and Michael W. L. Gauderer and J. M. Boyle and Julie A. Green and Randel S. Abrams},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={123-126}
}
Recurrent right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain is often difficult to diagnose and treat. We reviewed our experience with diagnostic laparoscopy with planned appendectomy for children with unexplained RLQ pain. This procedure was performed when the cause of atypical RLQ pain could not be diagnosed by comprehensive medical and radiological evaluation. Outcome data was obtained at office visits and by telephone. From 1997 to 2000, 30 children (22 female) presented with unexplained RLQ pain… CONTINUE READING
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