The Use of Laparoscopy in the Management of Trauma Patients : Brief review

Yehia B. A. El-Bendary, Juhaina Al-Adawi, Hani Al-Qadhi

Abstract


 Laparoscopy is one of the most effective intervention modalities, resulting in improved outcomes for major surgeries. In the past decade, the laparoscopic approach in trauma patients has shown better diagnostic outcomes than traditional laparotomies. Furthermore, this approach is cost-effective, significantly reduces the length of hospital stay and contributes to reduced complication rates. However, the use of laparoscopies in trauma cases is generally restricted to patients with normal haemodynamic parameters and is contraindicated for individuals with head injuries. With advances in knowledge and improved training, laparoscopies can also be used in the treatment of other conditions, such as diaphragmatic injuries and organ lacerations. This article briefly reviews the extent of laparoscopy use and its significance in the management of trauma patients.


Keywords


Laparoscopy; Laparotomy; Trauma; Abdominal Injuries; Diaphragm; Penetrating Wounds; Acute Abdomen.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2016.16.01.003

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