Consensus Development Conference of the Società Italiana di Chirurgia Endoscopica e Nuove Tecnologie (SICE); Associazione Chirurghi Ospedalieri Italiani (ACOI); Società Italiana di Chirurgia (SIC); Società Italiana di Chirurgia d'Urgenza e del Trauma (SICUT); Società Italiana di Chirurgia nell’Ospedalità Privata (SICOP); and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
by Ferdinando Agresta, MD, Board Member - Italian Society of Endoscopic Surgery
On the behalf of the members of the panel and the societies involved in the Consensus
More than five years have passed since the EAES published guidelines on emergency laparoscopy (Laparoscopy for abdominal emergencies: evidence-based guidelines of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. Surg Endosc. 2006;20(1):14-29. Epub 2005 Oct 24). In January 2010, the SICE Scientific and Educational Committee, affiliated with the EAES, had the idea to revisit the clinical recommendations for the role of laparoscopy in adult abdominal emergencies with the intent being to update the EAES indications and to supplement the existing guidelines on specific diseases.