A prospective study of diagnostic laparoscopy in chronic abdominal pain

Agnetia Vinoth, A (2013) A prospective study of diagnostic laparoscopy in chronic abdominal pain. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.


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Chronic abdominal pain is a common complaint which is difficult to manage by both physician and surgeon. It is the 4th frequent chronic pain syndrome in general population. This condition affects the patient both physically and psychologically. More than 40% of the cases the specific etiology for chronic abdominal pain remains undiagnosed by our routine physical, laboratory and imaging. With the introduction of the diagnostic laparoscopy new tools has been added to our knowledge. Laparoscopy can identify abnormal findings and improve outcome in majority of the patients with chronic abdominal pain. This study is mainly designed to highlight the significance of laparoscopy in diagnosing the etiology of chronic abdominal pain and impact on the treatment and post-operative pain relief. Appendicular pathology is the leading cause for chronic abdominal pain of unrevealed etiology and it is about 33%, followed by adhesion is about 23%. Positive outcome is 80% in the follow up of 1 month and 90% of the patients got complete pain relief in the follow up of 3 months. Conclude that Diagnostic laparoscopy is a safe and effective tool to establish the etiology of chronic abdominal pain and allows for appropriate interventions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnostic laparoscopy ; Chronic abdominal pain ; Appendix ; Adhesions ; Biopsy ; Adhesiolysis ; Tuberculosis.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Surgery
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 17:26
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018 17:26
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/8333

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