Laparoscopy in the evaluation and treatment of patients with AIDS and acute abdominal complaints

J. C. Box, T. Duncan, Bruce Ramshaw, J. G. Tucker, E. M. Mason, J. P. Wilson, D. Melton, G. W. Lucas

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Background: The evaluation of AIDS patients with acute abdominal complaints (AAC) is quite difficult, and surgical intervention is associated with a high complication rate. The intent of this study is to evaluate the application of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of AIDS patients with AAC. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 10 consecutive AIDS patients who presented with AAC. Each had evaluation by a surgical team with subsequent laparoscopic intervention. The charts were reviewed for age, sex, time with AIDS, AIDS comorbidities, evaluation modalities, findings, treatment modalities, and outcome. Results: Laparoscopy resulted in the successful surgical treatment of four patients, diagnosis of medically treatable conditions in four patients, and alteration of the incision site in the remaining two patients. Each patient thus received direct benefit from laparoscopy. Two complications, in the converted patients, and no mortalities were encountered. Conclusions: Laparoscopy is a safe and effective interventional modality in the diagnosis and treatment of AAC in the AIDS patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1026-1028
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Volume11
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Laparoscopy
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Therapeutics
Comorbidity
Mortality

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Box, J. C., Duncan, T., Ramshaw, B., Tucker, J. G., Mason, E. M., Wilson, J. P., ... Lucas, G. W. (1997). Laparoscopy in the evaluation and treatment of patients with AIDS and acute abdominal complaints. Surgical Endoscopy, 11(10), 1026-1028. https://doi.org/10.1007/s004649900517

Laparoscopy in the evaluation and treatment of patients with AIDS and acute abdominal complaints. / Box, J. C.; Duncan, T.; Ramshaw, Bruce; Tucker, J. G.; Mason, E. M.; Wilson, J. P.; Melton, D.; Lucas, G. W.

In: Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 11, No. 10, 01.01.1997, p. 1026-1028.

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Box, JC, Duncan, T, Ramshaw, B, Tucker, JG, Mason, EM, Wilson, JP, Melton, D & Lucas, GW 1997, 'Laparoscopy in the evaluation and treatment of patients with AIDS and acute abdominal complaints', Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 1026-1028. https://doi.org/10.1007/s004649900517
Box, J. C. ; Duncan, T. ; Ramshaw, Bruce ; Tucker, J. G. ; Mason, E. M. ; Wilson, J. P. ; Melton, D. ; Lucas, G. W. / Laparoscopy in the evaluation and treatment of patients with AIDS and acute abdominal complaints. In: Surgical Endoscopy. 1997 ; Vol. 11, No. 10. pp. 1026-1028.
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