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Table 1 Findings during diagnostic laparoscopy

From: Chronic abdominal pain: the role of adhesions and benefit of laparoscopic adhesiolysis

  Klingensmith et al. (1996) [33] Salky and Edye (1998) [32] Onders and Mittendorf (2003) [30] Swank et al. (2003) [50] Paajanen et al. (2005) [6]
Number of patients 34 265 70 340 72
Pathology (%)a
  Adhesions 58 26 56 96 85
  None 30 24 14 2 8
  Hernia 9 2 19 1 1.4
  Abnormal appendix 3 26 16 1 1.4
  Endometriosis 6 3 4
  Abnormal gallbladder 3 2 3 2
  Miscellaneous 6 20 2 5.5%b
  1. aSome patients had more than one finding
  2. bUnspecified gynecological disorders