What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to
have the surgery or why the results may not be helpful include:
- If you are obese, which may make the
laparoscopy harder to do.
- If you have scar tissue from another
surgery or an injury.
- If a tissue sample is taken for a biopsy, but
the results are not clear about what the problem is.
What To Think About
- People who are obese or who have had other
belly surgeries may need to have a larger incision in the belly for the
surgery. This is called open laparoscopy.
Other Works Consulted
Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2009). Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
Primary Medical Reviewer
||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
||Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
||August 1, 2012
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August 01, 2012
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