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

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Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery
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. If a patient is a candidate for diagnostic abdominal laparoscopy (see previous section), then following steps are taken.

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