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- Infections are the most common type of injury in laparoscopy. An infection can be caused by several factors, including failure to sterilize the device or the operating room, from perforation or an infection relating to a bowel injury.
- Perforation of the bowels, intestines or other vital organs
- Breaking or cutting of the common bile duct, leading to infection or peritonitis, occurring in 1 in every 200 procedures.
- Penetration of a CO2 into the blood vessel, which if gone undetected can lead to serious injuries such as a gas embolism or death
- Bowel or intestine injuries which occurs through a tear or scratch by the laparoscopy.
- Electrical burning or a thermal injury, as an electric current is employed as a cauterization method during these procedures
- Failure to remove all of the malignant tissue in the course of laparoscopic cancer surgery
What is Laparoscopy Used For?Originally , laparoscopic surgery was used for gallbladder surgeries. In this procedure, the abdomen is inflated with the use of air or carbon dioxide. The Laparoscope is inserted at or near the belly button in order to guide the doctor in removing the gallbladder through another incision. Since its inception, and due to its popularity, laparoscopic surgeries have additionally used to perform:
- Cancer surgeries
- Diagnose problems associated with endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Diagnose causes of infertility after infertility has been established.
- Cancer Surgery
- Gastric bypass surgery
- Removal of organs such as the uterus, spleen, appendix, colon or other vital body parts
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