Diagnostic Accuracy of the Procedure
Procedure-related Complications and Patient Outcomes
The decision to undertake DL and at which location (bedside or operating room) should be individualized and should be based on the available resources and laparoscopic expertise of the surgeon.
April 1, 2010
External Publication Status
Country of Publication
These diagnostic laparoscopy guidelines are a series of systematically developed statements to assist surgeons’ (and patients’) decisions about the appropriate use of diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) in specific clinical circumstances.
Target Patient Population
Patients with intra-abdominal disease
Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult
Health Care Settings
Ambulatory, Hospital, Operating and recovery room, Outpatient
Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant
Assessment and screening, Diagnosis
D003954 - Diagnostic Services, D010535 - Laparoscopy, D020706 - Laparoscopes, D019719 - Diagnostic Equipment, D003949 - Diagnostic Techniques, Surgical