Norman M. Scott Jr.; Anton L. Hitzelberger; Gerald W. Parker
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Peritoneoscopy or laparoscopy as it is known in European countries has been performed with increasing enthusiasm for a half century, and many publications—particularly in the past 15 to 20 years—have demonstrated the value of the procedure. Yet today there are many centers that are not taking advantage of this diagnostic tool. Modern technical improvements permit not only tissue diagnoses and more productive procedures, but invaluable documentation of disease states by means of still and motion photography.
Peritoneoscopy frequently makes laparotomy unnecessary. Occasionally, unexpected findings during peritoneoscopy may provide a definite indication for exploration. This information is gained at the small
Scott NM, Hitzelberger AL, Parker GW. The Role of Peritoneoscopy in the Diagnosis of Intra-abdominal Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1162. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1162_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1162.
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