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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Diagnostic Laparoscopy as an Effective Tool in Evaluation of Intra-abdominal Malignancies

Meenakshi E Yeola (Pate), Dilip Gode, Akshay K Bora

Keywords : Diagnostic laparoscopy, Gastrointestinal tract, Gynaecology, Malignancy, Metastasis, Staging

Citation Information : Yeola (Pate) ME, Gode D, Bora AK. Diagnostic Laparoscopy as an Effective Tool in Evaluation of Intra-abdominal Malignancies. World J Lap Surg 2018; 11 (2):68-75.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1338

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Accurate diagnosis and staging are crucial in defining an effective plan of management in intra-abdominal malignancies. Despite the availability of a wide array of imaging techniques, a high incidence of nontherapeutic procedures have been observed. Laparoscopy finds its utility in reducing this discrepancy by an accurate assessment of the extent of the disease. This review article explores applications of laparoscopy in the staging and diagnosis of abdominal malignancy and its comparative advantages against imaging studies and conventional laparotomy.


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