Trauma laparoscopy: when to start and when to convert?

@article{Matsevych2017TraumaLW,
  title={Trauma laparoscopy: when to start and when to convert?},
  author={Oleh Yevhenovych Matsevych and Modise Zacharia Koto and Moses A Balabyeki and Colleen Michelle Aldous},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={1344-1352}
}
The use of laparoscopy for stable patients with abdominal trauma is increasing and its accuracy is nearly 100%. However, indications for laparoscopy and for conversion differ among centers. The aim of this study was to investigate indications for trauma laparoscopy and for conversion to laparotomy. All trauma patients managed with laparoscopy over a 4-year period were retrospectively analyzed. Indications for laparoscopy, morbidity, and reasons for conversion were investigated and predictors of… CONTINUE READING
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