Abdominal Trauma and Laparoscopy

  • Vincenzo Mandalà
  • Massimo Lupo
  • Antonino Mirabella
  • Benedetto La Motta
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Laparoscopy has seen considerable progress in recent years; so it is not surprising that its application has been recommended in all abdominal emergencies, whether traumatic or nontraumatic. In truth the idea of a service of minimally invasive surgery began to be used in abdominal emergencies long before laparoscopy really emerged as a surgical technique. In fact since the 1920s peritoneoscopy or coelioscopy was postulated for diagnosing traumatic hemoperitoneum 1, 2.


Abdominal Trauma Diagnostic Laparoscopy Gunshot Wound Stab Wound Tension Pneumothorax 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Mandalà
    • 1
  • Massimo Lupo
  • Antonino Mirabella
  • Benedetto La Motta
  1. 1.Department of General and Emergency Surgery“Villa Sofia — Cervello” Hospital TrustPalermoItaly

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