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Frequency of Laparoscopic findings in Chronic Non-specific Abdominal Pain Patients
Saqib Qayyum, Muhammad Taimur, Samiullah, Muhammad Imran, Mahwish Noor, Muhammad Faisal Khan
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Objective: To determine the frequency of laparoscopic findings in chronic nonspecific abdominal pain patients during diagnostic laparoscopy in our set-up.

Study Design: A Descriptive Observational study.

Place and Duration: Department of Surgery, Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi from 1st April, 2017 to 31st March 2018.

Methodology: Total 102 patients of both sexes undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy due to chronic non-specific abdominal pain were studied. Other than relevant demographic findings, all findings during procedure considered as a cause of chronic abdominal pain or not observed were recorded and analyzed.

Results: Patients mean age was 31.78+12.42 years and among total of 102 patients, 21.6% male and 78.4% female patients. The commonest laparoscopic findings noted in chronic nonspecific abdominal pain patients, were peritoneal tuberculosis (40.19%), intra-abdominal adhesions (29.41%), pelvic inflammatory disease (11.76%) and chronic appendicitis (8.82%).

Conclusion: Diagnostic laparoscopy is a good diagnostic investigation to be considered for the assessment of chronic nonspecific abdominal.

Keywords:  Chronic nonspecific abdominal pain, Diagnostic laparoscopy, Chronic appendicitis, Peritoneal tuberculosis, Intra-abdominal adhesions, Pelvic inflammatory disease.

How to Cite This:

Qayyum S, Taimur M, Samiullah, Imran M, Noor M, Khan MF. Frequency of laparoscopic findings in chronic nonspecific abdominal pain patients. Isra Med J. 2020; 12(4): 205-207.

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