The role of peritoneoscopy in the diagnosis of acute abdominal conditions.

@article{Diehl1981TheRO,
  title={The role of peritoneoscopy in the diagnosis of acute abdominal conditions.},
  author={James T. Diehl and M S Eisenstat and S Gillinov and D Tirumala Rao},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic quarterly},
  year={1981},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={325-30}
}
We have reported our experience with peritoneoscopy in patients with blunt abdominal trauma and in patients with suspected acute appendicitis. In our experience, the technique was associated with negligible morbidity and was effective in avoiding unnecessary laparotomy when properly applied. We believe that peritoneoscopy has not yet achieved its rightful place as a diagnostic procedure.