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Ann Surg. 1975 Apr;181(4):484-6.

The value of laparoscopy in acute pelvic pain.

Abstract

Laparoscopy was performed in 223 patients with acute pelvic pain but without a definite diagnosis. The clinically suspected diagnosis was confirmed by laparoscopy in only 57 patients (25%). Laparotomy was thus avoided in 145 patients (65%). The endoscopic findings in the three clinical entities included here are presented: tubal pregnancy, acute appendicitis or torsion of adnexal mass. This study emphasizes the poor correlation between the clinical diagnosis based on history, pelvic examination and physical signs, and the final laparoscopic findings. The value of laparoscopy in evaluation of acute pelvic disease is stressed.

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