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Diagnostic Laparoscopy

A laparoscope is a thin telescope that is attached to a high-intensity light and a high-resolution monitor, allowing the surgeon to see within the abdomen This procedure is used to diagnose or facilitate the identification of an issue with the abdomen.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF DIAGNOSTIC LAPAROSCOPY?

1.  Abdominal pain.

Laparoscopy can be used to diagnose both acute and chronic abdominal pain. Surgeons can occasionally repair the condition in addition to diagnosing it. Appendicitis, adhesions or intra-abdominal scar tissue, endometriosis, abdominal haemorrhage, and, less frequently, malignancy are all prevalent causes of abdominal pain.

2.   Abdominal mass.

One approach for determining if there is a bulge or mass in your abdomen is laparoscopy which also extracts tissue for future examination.

3.  Ascites.

The fluid found in the abdomen is known as ascites. Without seeing inside the abdominal cavity, the cause is sometimes unclear, thus laparoscopy allows you to do so..

4.  Liver disease.

Diagnostic laparoscopy is one of the most efficient and safest ways to obtain tissue for diagnosis if non-invasive imaging methods do not provide enough information.

In order to continue with further therapies, your doctor may need information about the state of previously treated malignancies or disorders. Diagnostic laparoscopy can provide this information.

Preparation.

You should not eat or drink anything before surgery, and you will be advised to stop taking several medications as well.

What should you expect from the procedure?

This treatment will be done under anaesthesia by the surgeon. In the abdominal cavity, a port or a narrow tube-like instrument is kept. Through that port, a laparoscope with a detailed camera is put, allowing a magnified view of the patient’s internal organs to be displayed on a monitor. Other ports are implanted to allow the surgeon to see the interior organs and diagnose and treat them properly. Finally, the surgeon uses absorbable sutures or surgical tapes to close the small incisions.

Results

The results are regarded as normal if there is no blood in the belly, no hernias, no intestinal obstruction, and no malignant development. The liver is normal if the uterus size, shape, and colour, fallopian tubes, and ovaries are all normal.

Appendicitis, cancer, tumours, fibroids, endometriosis, gallbladder inflammation, a symptom of damage, scar tissue pelvis, and ovarian abdominal cyst, and ovarian cancer are all likely causes of abnormal results.

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