Laparoscopy in trauma: An overview of complications and related topics
International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
The introduction of laparoscopy has provided trauma surgeons with a valuable diagnostic and, at times, therapeutic option. The minimally invasive nature of laparoscopic surgery, combined with potentially quicker postoperative recovery, simplified wound care, as well as a growing number of viable intraoperative therapeutic modalities, presents an attractive alternative for many traumatologists when managing hemodynamically stable patients with selected penetrating and blunt traumatic abdominal injuries. At the same time, laparoscopy has its own unique complication profile. This article provides an overview of potential complications associated with diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy in trauma, focusing on practical aspects of identification and management of laparoscopy-related adverse events.
Kindel, Tammy; Latchana, Nicholas; Swaroop, Mamta; Chaudhry, Umer I.; Noria, Sabrena F.; Choron, Rachel L.; Seamon, Mark J.; Lin, Maggie J.; Mao, Melissa; Cipolla, James; El Chaar, Maher; Scantling, Dane; Martin, Niels D.; Evans, David C.; Papadimos, Thomas J.; and Stawicki, Stanislaw P., "Laparoscopy in trauma: An overview of complications and related topics" (2015). Department of Surgery @SLUHN Articles & Publications. 143.