Diagnostic laparoscopy

Samuel M. Alaish, Steven Stylianos

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

5 Scopus citations


Laparoscopy has been shown to be a safe and effective method to establish or rule out a diagnosis in difficult clinical situations and, in selected cases, provide minimally invasive access for therapeutic procedures. Relevant indications for diagnostic laparoscopy in the pediatric population include evaluation of a contralateral patent processus vaginalis in a child with a known unilateral inguinal hernia, an impalpable testis, acute and chronic abdominal pain, staging in cancer, and evaluation of traumatic injuries. Selected articles concerning these and other uses of diagnostic laparoscopy published between December 1996 and November 1997 are the subject of this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-327
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 22 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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