The Use of Laparoscopy in Trauma

  • Chris Salvino
  • Greg Pulawski
  • Peter Geis


Laparoscopy offers a novel avenue for the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic abdominal injuries. The technique of laparoscopy was first described by Kelling in 1902. Since that time, laparoscopy has been used widely for gynecological disorders and increasingly for elective surgical conditions. The recent surge of interest in laparoscopy by general surgeons has stimulated serious reinvestigation of its role in trauma care,1–6 which until now has been sporadic.1,7–9


Chest Tube Fibrin Glue Blunt Trauma Peritoneal Lavage Blunt Abdominal Trauma 
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