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  • Research Article   
  • J Gastrointest Dig Syst 2020, Vol 10(6): 630
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-069X.1000630

The Role of Diagnostic Laproscopy in Ascites of Uudetermined Etiology- A Prospective Study

G M Bhat1, Bilal A Rather1 and Ashaq Parrey2*
1Department of Internal Medicine, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, India
2Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar, India
*Corresponding Author : Ashaq Parrey, Consultant, Department of Medicine GMC, Srinagar, India, Tel: + 8825014787, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: May 31, 2020 / Accepted Date: Oct 15, 2020 / Published Date: Oct 22, 2020


Ascites of unknown etiol¬ogy is defined as ascites the etiology of which cannot be determined after conventional laboratory examinations including cell count, albumin level, total protein level, Gram stain, culture and cytology and imaging investigations including ultrasound and computed tomography scan.

Aims and Objective: To evaluate the role of laparoscopy in determining the etiology ascitis of undetermined etiology.

Conclusion: The etiological diagnosis of exudative ascites remains a difficult challenge despite the availability of wide range of often complex and costly complementary investigations. Currently, laparoscopy with peritoneal biopsies to establish histopathological diagnosis remains the gold standard for etiologic diagnosis. Laparoscopy is able to achieve the final diagnosis and provide tissue diagnosis without any significant complication and less operative time. It can be safely concluded that diagnostic laparoscopy is a safe, quick, and effective adjunct to diagnostic modalities, for establishing a conclusive diagnosis, but, whether it should replace imaging studies as the primary modality for diagnosis, needs more evidence.

Keywords: Ascites; Laparoscopy; Tuberculosis; Peritoneal biopsy

Citation: Bhat GM, Rather BA, Parrey A (2020) The Role of Diagnostic Laproscopy in Ascites of Uudetermined Etiology- A Prospective Study. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 10: 630. Doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.1000630

Copyright: © 2020 Bhat GM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.