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Indications of Ahmed et al for Performing Abdominal Laparoscopy in Patient with a Penetrating Abdominal Wound

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology

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Ahmed et al used laparoscopy to evaluate patients with possible penetrating wounds to the abdomen. This can be safe and effective provided a careful protocol is followed. Its use can reduce health care costs and is associated with earlier patient discharges.

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