Value of diagnostic laparoscopy in tuberculous peritonitis.

  title={Value of diagnostic laparoscopy in tuberculous peritonitis.},
  author={Bedii Berat Apaydin and Melih Paksoy and Muammer Bilir and Kağan Zengin and Kaya Saribeyoğlu and M. Murat Taskin},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  volume={165 2},
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of diagnostic laparoscopy in patients with tuberculous peritonitis. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. SETTING University hospital, Turkey. SUBJECTS 8 patients (2 women, 6 men; mean age 26 years) who presented with tuberculous peritonitis between January 1994 and January 1996. INTERVENTION Laparoscopy under local anaesthesia with sedation (the 4 who presented with ascites) and laparotomy (the 4 who presented with an acute abdomen). MAIN… CONTINUE READING