Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed in eighty-three patients from February 2000 to November 2000 in which there was some doubtin diagnosis orin which laparotomy was to be avoided. Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed in patients with malignancy, acute abdomen, abdominal tuberculosis and in patients with blunt trauma abdomen. The over all success rate was 88.75%. Some of the pathologies were dealt with laparoscopic assisted technique.
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