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Emergency laparoscopy: A new emerging discipline for treating abdominal emergencies attempting to minimize costs and invasiveness and maximize outcomes and patients’ comfort

Di Saverio, Salomone MD

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: August 2014 - Volume 77 - Issue 2 - p 338–350
doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000288
Procedures and Techniques
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From the Emergency and Trauma Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Maggiore Hospital Trauma Centre–Bologna Local Health District, AUSL Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

S.D.S. presented this topic as an invited speaker at the Acute Surgical Care Conference at John Hunter Hospital –- University of Newcastle, chaired by Dr. Cino Bendinelli and held on November 23, 2013, during the annual Meeting of the Hunter Surgical Society in New South Wales, Australia.

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Address for reprints: Salomone Di Saverio, MD, Emergency Surgery and Trauma Surgery Unit, Maggiore Hospital Trauma Center, Bologna, Italy; email:,

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