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REVIEW ARTICLE

A Review of the Role of Laparoscopic Biopsy in Cases of Abdominal Lymphadenopathy

Amitabh Thakur

Citation Information : Thakur A. A Review of the Role of Laparoscopic Biopsy in Cases of Abdominal Lymphadenopathy. World J Lap Surg 2010; 3 (3):139-143.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1100

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Lymphadenopathy, identified incidentally during computed tomography, is a common clinical scenario faced by clinicians, and often poses a diagnostic challenge mandating a tissue diagnosis. In the absence of palpable peripheral nodes, tissue has to be obtained from the abdominal nodes by image guided biopsy or surgery. In this context, a laparoscopic biopsy avoids the morbidity of a laparotomy.


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