Exploratory Laparotomy
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Exploratory Laparotomy Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

This procedure is done to evaluate problems in the abdomen.

Problems that may need to be examined with an exploratory laparotomy include:

  • A hole in the bowel wall
  • Ectopic (outside the womb) pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Damage to an organ from trauma
  • Infection in the abdomen
  • Cancer
 
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