Safety and feasibility of a new minimally invasive diagnostic laparoscopy technique.

@article{HelmreichBecker1998SafetyAF,
  title={Safety and feasibility of a new minimally invasive diagnostic laparoscopy technique.},
  author={Ilka Helmreich-Becker and Karl H Meyer Zum B{\"u}schenfelde and Ansgar Wilhelm Lohse},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1998},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={756-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Laparoscopy combined with guided liver biopsy offers many advantages in the diagnosis and staging of chronic liver diseases and is superior to other diagnostic procedures. We developed a new minilaparoscopic technique and evaluated the utility of this minimally invasive laparoscopic system in the first 320 patients who underwent diagnostic assessment for liver disease or peritoneal carcinosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between July 1996 and February 1998, minilaparoscopy… CONTINUE READING