IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 34 / Issue 3 / pii/2007047

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 47 Issue 1 (2020). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Contribution of laparoscopy in young women with abdominal pain

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Institute, Aschaffenhurg (Gennany)
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecolo, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis (Greece)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2007, 34(3), 168–170;
Published: 10 September 2007

This study retrospectively evaluates the laparoscopic treatment of acute abdominal pain in 120 young girls aged 13 to 25 years from 1990 to 1995. Seventy-two (60%) of all operations were emergency procedures. Of these, 55 had functional ovarian cysts, eight patients were operated on for adnexal torsion and nine patients had other adnexal conditions. Ovarian cyst resection was per­formed in 46 patients and ovarian cyst coagulation in 17 patients. In the rest of the 48 patients (40%), 31 (26.67%) cases had pelvic inflammatory disease, three (2.5%) benign ovarian tumors, two (1.6%) ectopic pregnancies, one (0.8%) a paraovarian cyst and 11 (5%) endometriosis. Laparoscopy appeared to be a safe and effective surgical procedure.

Acute abdominal pain
Adolescent girls
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