A Prospective Study of Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Patients Presenting with Chronic Abdominal Pain at SBMCH
Author(s): Muzamil Ahmed A and Santhaseelan RG*
To evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutic value of laparoscopy in chronic abdominal pain. Patients with chronic abdominal pain, undiagnosed and with doubtful diagnosis by routine laboratory and imaging modality were enrolled in this study, their clinical presentation, intra operative findings, various occult etiology and clinical improvement were evaluated in this group, which will improve the awareness and importance of diagnostic laparoscopy among the surgeons. To correlate the laparoscopic findings with clinical and radiographic findings in all patients with chronic non-specific abdominal pain, the various unrevealed etiology for chronic abdominal pain and analyses the accuracy and efficacy of diagnostic laparoscopy in chronic abdominal pain. Studies show endometriosis found in 33% and pelvic adhesion in 24% of patients but no pathology was made out in 33% to 50% of the patient.