Management of abdominal lymphoproliferative diseases in the era of laparoscopy.

  title={Management of abdominal lymphoproliferative diseases in the era of laparoscopy.},
  author={Gianfranco Silecchia and Aldo Fantini and Luigi Raparelli and Alessandro De Leo and Domenico Vitolo and Bruno Monarca and Mario Bezzi and Paolo Rosato and Nicola Basso},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={177 4},
BACKGROUND The treatment of lymphoproliferative diseases requires extensive histological, immunohistochemical, and cytogenetic diagnosis. The aim of this study was to analyze the results of 66 laparoscopic procedures in the diagnosis, staging, and restaging of hematological malignancies localized in the abdominal cavity. METHODS Between July 1993 and March 1998, 64 consecutive patients (28 male and 36 female; mean age 46.6 years, range 7 to 69) with diagnosed or suspected lymphoproliferative… CONTINUE READING